Student Research Assistants

Veronika Roble

Data Manager

Veronika is a fourth-year undergraduate at UC Berkeley, majoring in Psychology. After graduating from Cal, she is planning on attending graduate school in order to pursue a Master’s degree in School Psychology and/or a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology. She is considering a career in counseling, working with children and families. Her broad research interests include developmental psychopathology, the effects of stigma and prejudice, and criminal psychology.

Anika Djukic

Data Assistant

Anika is a fourth-year undergraduate student at UC Berkeley, majoring in Psychology and Legal Studies. She is passionate about equal access to and protection under the law, child welfare, educational equity and mental health. She is interested in doing research on the intersection between law, mental illness and psychology. After graduating, she plans on either pursuing a J.D. degree or a Psy. D. in Clinical Psychology.  

Tanaya Kollipara

Research Assistant

Tanaya is a second year at UC Berkeley, intending to major in Social Welfare or Public Health. With a personal connection to mental health and previous experiences in advocating for those with mental illnesses, Tanaya is passionate about the intersection between mental health and justice, hoping to provide a voice to those who do not have one. She is also extremely interested in women's rights and health, an intersection she strives to understand more about. In the future, she hopes to take part in advocacy organizations, while pursuing a career in the medical field.

Paris Gockley

Research Assistant

Paris is a fourth-year undergraduate student majoring in Psychology and Legal Studies. She plans on pursuing a Masters in Forensic Psychology and a PsyD or PhD in Clinical Psychology. She is extremely passionate about helping those suffering with mental illness and thinks that helping to lessen the stigma around it will help both the issue of mental illness and associated criminal behaviors. 

Shalvena Sharma

Research Assistant

Shalvena is a junior pursuing a degree in Psychology and Legal Studies at UC Berkeley with a possibility of minoring in Linguistics. She hopes to continue working in research projects after graduation, especially those overlapping the fields of Psychology and the Criminal Justice system. In addition to research, she aspires to obtain a Master's in a degree combining Psychology and the justice system. Her main goals are to uncover findings that can influence policies geared toward parolees and minors at risk. 

Gracielle Li

Research Assistant

Gracielle Li is a second-year undergraduate at UC Berkeley, majoring in Political Science, Psychology, and Legal Studies with a minor in Human Rights Interdisciplinary. She is interested in researching different aspects of political psychology intrinsically within each person and extrinsically among groups. She is interested in doing research that comparatively measures the feedback loop between people and policy with the intent of informing legislation. After graduating, she plans on pursuing a Ph.D in Political Science and/or a JD.

Kirnvir Kaur

Research Assistant

Kirnvir Kaur is a third-year undergraduate at UC Berkeley, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Data Science. Post-undergrad., she will be attending graduate school for a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and will also be attending law school. I hope to help minority communities have better access to mental health care.

Miranda Shen

Research Assistant

Miranda Shen is a first-year undergraduate student at UC Berkeley planning on pursuing a double major in Psychology and Data Science. She is highly interested in researching the interactions between criminal justice, forensic psychology, and intelligence analysis, and studying the reasoning behind criminal and/or violent actions as well as their prevention methods. After graduation, Miranda plans on pursuing further education in these fields as well as a career in the criminal justice system.

Valerie Ekko

Research Assistant

Valerie is a third year transfer student pursuing a degree in Cognitive Science at UC Berkeley. Following graduation, she hopes to pursue graduate studies in the field of cognition and psychology. She is especially passionate about the aging population with regard to neurodegenerative disorders and how untreated mental illness may result in homelessness or a criminal record

Scarlett Saunders

Master's Student

Scarlett Saunders is a first-year graduate student at UC Berkeley in the Master of Public Policy program. In her career, she plans to reduce opportunity barriers for marginalized youth by revamping criminal justice, housing, and social welfare policies. Her research interests center around adolescent risk assessment and intervention.