Amanda Dimeo is a junior in Sargent College majoring in Health Science and minoring in Public Health. She has a strong interest in research that can lead to implementation of stronger policies and programs. She plans on pursuing a career in International Public Health, with hopes of working specifically in Latin America. In addition to the Social Adjustment and Bullying Prevention Lab, Amanda has previously worked with BU School of Social Work project Strong Families Strong Forces and the NGO Global Brigade.
Merry Richter is a sophomore majoring in Psychology with a minor in Education. In addition to her volunteer work at theSocial Adjustment and Bullying Prevention lab, she is actively involved in Girls’ Leap, a non-profit organization which supports mentoring for girls in the Boston area. Merry continues to provide support in SAT math prep at Chelsea High School as part of “Let’s Get Ready”. Merry has a keen interest in counseling and hopes to pursue a career in Adolescent Psychology.
Caroline Swetlitz is a sophomore majoring in Psychology and minoring in History. In addition to volunteering with the Social Adjustment and Bullying Prevention Lab, Caroline also serves as a Peer Mentor for BU’s College of Arts and Sciences and is the New Member Coordinator for Alpha Delta Pi sorority at Boston University. She has been actively involved in anti-bullying initiatives and mentorship programs throughout high school and college. Caroline hopes to pursue a career in Family Psychology.
Grace Alessi is a rising junior in the College of Arts and Sciences pursuing a dual degree in Psychology and Philosophy. Her main interest areas include the classification of Anxiety and Depressive disorders and adolescent developmemt. In addition to being on the Social Adjustment and Bullying Prevention research team, she also is a research assistant at the Child and Family Health Lab and the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. Her ultimate goal is to be a therapist specializing in adult Depressive and Anxiety disorders. When she is not researching topics of interest, she enjoys exploring the city of Boston with her friends and family and being outdoors.