Jessica L. Hamilton, 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

Kelly A. Knowles, Student Representative

I am a 2nd year doctoral student at Vanderbilt University in the Emotion & 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. This is my first year in a leadership role in SSCP, and I am looking forward to learning the ropes and taking your suggestions! You can reach me at

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.

Campus Representatives

Peter Castagna                             Connecticut College

Leanna Garb                                Florida International University
Courtney Walker                         Mississippi State University
Faith Summersett-Ringgold        Northwestern University
Tammy Rosen                             Stony Brook University
Grace Gu                                     Suffolk University
Shannon Blakey                          UNC Chapel Hill
Gage Jordan                                Michigan State University
Sarah Victor                                University of British Columbia
Stevie Grassetti                           University of Delaware
Christina McDonnell                  University of Notre Dame
Kate Bentley                               Boston University
BreAnne Danzi                           University of Miami
Andrew Peckham                       University of California at Berkeley
Monique Tremblay                     Ryerson University
Meghan Vinograd                       University of California at Los Angeles

Former Student Board Members

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!

Christina Emeh, Former Communications Manager