Kelly A. Knowles, Student Representative

I am a 4th year doctoral student at Vanderbilt University in the Emotion and Anxiety Research Lab with Dr. Bunmi Olatunji. My research focuses on exposure therapy for OCD and anxiety disorders, including applications of the inhibitory learning model that may improve treatment outcomes. You can reach me at

Joya Hampton, Student Representative

Hello! My name is Joya Hampton and I am a sixth-year doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at Emory University working with Dr. Linda Craighead. I am currently on internship at the Emory Child and Adolescent Mood Program. My research focuses on psychosocial influences on child maladaptive eating behavior. I am also interested in the cross-cultural implications of my work, as well as in the field more broadly. I am excited to serve as an SSCP Student Representative! I can be reached at

Campus Representatives

Peter Castagna                             Louisiana State University

Leanna Garb                                Florida International University
Tammy Rosen                             Stony Brook University
Grace Gu                                     Suffolk University
Shannon Blakey                          University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ellie Steele                                  Mississippi State University
Stevie Grassetti                           University of Delaware
Shereen Khoo                             University of Notre Dame
Kate Bentley                               Boston University
BreAnne Danzi                           University of Miami
Jennifer Pearlstein                      University of California at Berkeley
Monique Tremblay                     Ryerson University
Meghan Vinograd                       University of California at Los Angeles
Natasha Tonge                            Washington University in St. Louis
Maria Larrazabal                        William and Mary
Minh Cao                                    George Washington University

Former Student Board Members

Jessica L. Hamilton, Former Student Representative

Hello, my name is Jessica Hamilton and I am a 6th year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. I am currently on internship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. My research focuses on the role of biopsychosocial vulnerabilities in risk for internalizing disorders from a developmental framework. I am thrilled to have the opportunity be one of the SSCP student representatives and help SSCP thrive as a resource and community for clinical psychology students. Contact Jessica at

Andrea Niles, Former Student Representative

Hi, my name is Andrea Niles.  I am an advanced graduate student in the UCLA Clinical Psychology program currently on internship at University of Washington.  My research focuses on treatment of anxiety disorders and links between physical and psychological health.  I am excited to represent the SSCP students on our board and to identify and implement ways to better meet student's needs!

Sam Cooper, Listserv Facilitator
I am a clinical PhD student at the University of Minnesota working with Dr. Shmuel Lissek. My research interests are centered on the neurobiological and behavioral processes underlying fear and anxiety, and how these processes contribute to the development and maintenance of different forms of psychopathology. I have been an SSCP member since I was an undergraduate student, and have found it to be an amazing source of information and knowledgeable people at all stages of my career. I am particularly interested in increasing awareness of and participation in SSCP (and clinical science in general) in undergraduate and post-bacc students.

Christina Emeh, Former Communications Manager