Kyungmi Kim, Ph.D. is a cognitive psychologist studying psychological mechanisms through which we process information about ourselves and color self-associated experiences with value-laden qualities subjectively meaningful to us, with a particular focus on memory formation. Before coming to Wesleyan, she received her Ph.D. and postdoctoral training in the Department of Psychology at Yale. Before that, she received her M.A. in Psychology from Yonsei University and her B.A. in French Language and Literature from Chung-Ang University, South Korea.
Lynn Choi ’24 is a Psychology major. She is particularly interested in the study of psychopathology and the influence of culture on mental health. After graduating from Wesleyan, Lynn plans on enrolling in a mater’s level program in clinical mental health counseling. Outside of the lab, Lynn enjoys running, lifting, spending time with her friends, and works as a freelance translator.
Jenny Cook ’26 is a Psychology and Economics double major. She is interested in studying psychotherapy and is especially fascinated by behavioral intervention, perceptions of the self, and behavioral economics. After Wesleyan, Jennifer plans on attending graduate school and becoming a psychotherapist. Outside of the lab, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her friends and family, reading, traveling, and cooking.
Joely Henry ’26 is a Psychology and East Asian Studies minor. She is particularly interested in how neuropsychiatric disorders impact the perception of self and memory. After Wesleyan, Joely plans on getting her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology. Outside the lab, she spends time planning events as the co-president of LASO, cooking, reading, and singing.
Jesse Herzog ’25 is a Psychology and Education Studies double major with a possible minor in Deaf Studies/ASL. He is interested in studying learning & memory and their intersection with social psychology & motivation. After Wesleyan, Jesse plans on attending graduate school for both psychology and education to eventually become a teacher (Hopefully a Psych teacher!). In his free time, Jesse is a tour guide for Wesleyan University and enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, spending time with his friends, and watching too many YouTube videos about the CBS reality show Survivor.
Tiana Jatwani ’25 is a Psychology and History double major. She is particularly interested in the psychology of memory, learning, and the role of culture on one’s perception of the self. After Wesleyan, Tiana plans to pursue a career in child psychology. Outside the lab, she enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, reading, and playing tennis.
Lilli Liu ’24 is a Neuroscience and Psychology double major on the pre-med track. She is particularly interested in studying neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders and how psychological mechanisms can improve the cognitive and executive functions that are impacted by these disorders. After Wesleyan, Lilli plans on attending medical school and becoming a neurologist. Outside of the lab, Lilli spends her time as co-chair of the Asian American Student Collective at Wes, singing, and cooking.
Madi Mehta ’24 is a Psychology and Government double major. She is interested in examining the role of memory in the formation of stereotypes and policing in the US. Madi plans to pursue a career in political science and/or government with a focus on DEI. Outside of the lab, Madi spends her time reading, singing, and working on a mental health research fellowship.
Zara Skolnik ’26 is a double major in Psychology and English and a minor in Education Studies. She is interested in how psychological research can inform student behavior and school curriculum. After Wesleyan, Zara plans on going to graduate school to become a school psychologist. Outside of the lab, Zara is an Opinion editor for The Argus.

Selected Alumni

Daisy Banda ’21
Registered behavior technician working with children with developmental challenges at Success on the Spectrum – Cypress

Alexis Banquer ’20
Health operations consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton

Esha Bhandari ’20
Medical student at Drexel University College of Medicine

Augusta Claire Burhans ’23
Graduate student in social work at Boston University

Gabriella Feder BA’20/MA’21
Medical student at Albany Medical College

Lorena Fernandez ’18
Outpatient clinical care bilingual intern at Mid Fairfield Community Care Center

Youngbin (Amabel) Jeon ’19
Graduate student in social psychology at the University of Southern California

Jenne Johnson ’18
Education coordinator at Success Academy Charter Schools

Dominoe Jones ’19
Graduate student in clinical psychology at Northern Illinois University

Marcus Leppanen, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow 2018-2020)
Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Mary Washington

Anaya Navangul ’20
Recruitment and retention officer at Cure Parkinson’s

Solange Resnik ’18
Senior consultant at Deloitte

Danielle Rothschild ’19
Graduate student in cognitive psychology at Northwestern University

Haocheng Wang ’23
Graduate student in biochemistry and molecular biology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Christy Wong ’21
Junior data entry/validation analyst at QED National

Stacey Zuo ’21
Product data analyst at JPMorgan Chase & Co.