Our Research Team

 

Laboratory Staff:

 

Melissa Yako

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Lab Manager

Years with ICL: 11

Undergraduate University: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Raised in the Chicago suburbs, I decided to remain in Urbana after graduating with my Master’s in Social Work at the U of I. My background in psychology, my time working in community engagement as an AmeriCorps VISTA member, and my love of working with children has really made the Infant Cognition Lab a fun and interesting place for me to work. When I’m not working in the lab, I enjoy spending time with my husband, my children, and our family and friends.

 


Danielle Parrish

Lead Scheduler

Years with ICL: 14

Undergraduate University:  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

One of my favorite things to do is travel and explore new places.  My parents are from Europe, so I’ve gotten to travel overseas a few times which has sparked my love for traveling and adventure.  Around Champaign-Urbana, I like to take advantage of events that can easily be found on a college campus, like A Cappella concerts, various sporting events, or shows at Assembly Hall. But of course, my favorite thing to do is take my daughters to Curtis Apple Orchard.

 


 

Alumni:

 

Melody Buyukozer Dawkins

Researcher at Slover Linett Audience Research

Undergraduate University: Bilkent University

 


Fransisca Ting

 

Undergraduate University: Biola University

 


Maayan Stavans

Maayan Stavans

Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Central European University, Budapest

Undergraduate University: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 


Zijing He

Associate Professor at Sun Yat-sen University

Undergraduate University: Beijing University

 



Rose Scott

Associate Professor at UC Merced

Undergraduate University: Boston University

 


Pei Pei Setoh

Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Undergraduate University: National University of Singapore

 


Stephanie Sloane

Researcher

Undergraduate University: Michigan State University

 


Sylvia Yuan

Postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley

Undergraduate University: Brown University