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Lukas Lopez

Lukas is a sixth-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.

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Derrick Ocampo

Derrick is a thrid-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.

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Zeynep Ozden

Zeynep is a second-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. 

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Sivenesi (Siv) Subramoney

Sivenesi is a second year PhD student from South Africa. She graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2016 with a MA in Neuropsychology. She is interested in socio-emotional development and development in the context of risk and resilience. She is currently researching how young adults help others from their heritage culture navigate emotion norms in the dominant culture.

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