Lab Members

Spring 2020

Graduate Students

Fahima M.

Fahima M.

Fahima is a first year student in the PhD Psychology program. Her research interests lie at the intersection of social and positive psychology – she is interested in studying well-being, inequality, and positive outcomes among general and disadvantaged populations. Outside the lab, she loves reading, lettering, and watching satire. She’s happy when she’s lettering a quote from a book she loved while watching Stephen Colbert or Hasan Minhaj, although this doesn’t happen as often as she’d like it to.



Research Assistants

Michelle Mendoza, BA

Michelle is the lab manager of the Well-Being Lab. She received her BA in Psychology at Rutgers University in 2018. Outside the lab, her interests include cooking and traveling (especially to tropical places). She’s happy when she is working out and spending time with family and friends.




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Kainaat Anwar

Kainaat is a senior with a major in Psychology and a minor in Cognitive Neuroscience. She also attends Seton Hall University for Army ROTC and is expecting to graduate in 2020 as a medical officer in the US Army. Her goal is to pursue a PhD in Neuroscience. What makes her most happy is spending time with her family, working out, and silent reading.



Viridiana Villasenor

Viridiana is a junior with a major in Psychology and a minor in Social Justice with the Honors Living and Learning Community Program. She has a goal of furthering her education and potentially pursuing her PsyD. Outside of lab, she enjoys listening to music, singing, being with her family and friends, watching movies, and reading realistic fiction and fiction novels.



Eshrat Oyeshee

Oyeshee is a junior with a major in Psychology and a minor in Cognitive Neuroscience under the Honors College. She loves photography and traveling. She is happiest when she’s exploring NYC and its many coffee shops.



Julia Paredes

Julia is a junior with a double major in Psychology and Biology. She loves art therapy, Neuroscience research, and volunteering as a camp counselor during the summer. She’s happy when she is spending time with family friends, traveling and exploring new cultures, and creating art, especially painting and sculpting.



Ahmad Awadallah

Ahmad is a senior with a major in Psychology. He loves playing basketball, cooking, hanging out with friends/family and learning new things. It’s the little things in life that makes him the happiest.





Analaura Ramirez

Analaura is a junior with a major in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. Her hobbies are cooking and reading. She is happy when she is spending time with family and friends.





Mariam Lopez

Mariam is a sophomore with a major in Psychology. She loves listening to music, dancing, and the field of Psychology. She’s happy when she is going on an adventure whether it’s traveling or trying something new.




Past Lab Members

Fall 2019

(Left to right– Rankita Sinha, Grace Akinlolu, Jacqueline Rodriguez)

Spring 2019

(Left to right– Paula Alves-Czachor, Zakiyyah Ibrahim, Shivangi Sharma)