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Graduate Students

 

Lukas Lopez

Lukas is a fifth-year Ph.D. student from Anaheim, CA. He graduated in 2014 from San Diego State University with a B.A. in Psychology. He is interested in infant and child social learning and more specifically focused on socio-emotional development and infant language environments.

Lukas Lopez CV

Contact info: llopez65@ucmerced.edu

 

Derrick Ocampo

Derrick is a second-year Ph.D. student from San Diego, CA. In 2015, he graduated from California State University San Marcos with a B.A. in Psychology. He is interested in socio-emotional development. Specifically, he is interested in the development of memory for emotions, social referencing, emotion understanding, and theory of mind and emotion.

Derrick Ocampo CV

Contact info: docampo7@ucmerced.edu

 

Zeynep Ozden

Zeynep is a first-year Ph.D. student from Turkey. She graduated from Bilkent University in 2017, with a B.A. in Psychology. She is interested in socio-emotional development, specifically developmental trajectories of emotion understanding across discrete emotions and theory of mind and emotion understanding. 

Contact info: zozden@ucmerced.edu

 

Sivenesi (Siv) Subramoney

Sivenesi is a first year graduate student from South Africa. She holds a Master of Arts in Neuropsychology from the University of Cape Town. Her research interests include socio-emotional and social-cognitive development. She is particularly interested in the development of empathy in the context of risk and resilience.

Sivenesi Subramoney CV

Contact info: ssubramoney@ucmerced.edu