Graduate Students

 

SarahSarah Blakely-McClure, M.A. 

Sarah is currently on her clinical internship year at The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Canada. Sarah received her M.A. in Psychology from UB and her B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. Her research interests include the development of the the forms and functions of aggression and examining developmental associations between aggression, victimization, and self-concept domains in young children. Email: sarahjes@buffalo.edu

 

 

Kristin

Kristin Perry, M.A.

Kristin Perry is a fourth year Ph.D student in the Clinical Psychology Program in the Department of Psychology at UB. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara, California and her M.A. in Psychology from San Diego State University in San Diego, California. Kristin’s general research interests include using multilevel modeling to assess how family systems influence the development of a child’s aggression and how different developmental pathways lead to varying functions and forms of aggression. Email: Kperry5@buffalo.edu

 

 

 

Gabriela Memba, B. A. 

Gabriela Memba is a first year Ph.D. student in the Clinical Psychology Program at the University at Buffalo. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at New York University in New York City. Gabriela’s research interests revolve around how interpersonal relationships influence the development of aggression in youth and how this plays a role in conflict-resolution within both the family and school environment. Email: gvmemba@buffalo.edu

 

 

 

Gretchen Perhamus, B. A. 

Gretchen is a first year Ph.D. student in the Clinical Psychology Program at the University at Buffalo. She earned her B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from the Pennsylvania State University. After graduation, she worked for two years as an IRTA fellow in the Section on Mood Dysregulation and Neuroscience at the National Institute of Mental Health, studying brain and behavioral correlates of pediatric irritability. Gretchen’s current research interests include the role of temperamental factors in the emergence of aggression, as well as developmental associations between aggression, victimization, and internalizing problems in youth. Email: grperham@buffalo.edu.

 

 

 

SamanthSamantha Ka Kesselring, B. A. (Volunteer)

Samantha received her Bachelor’s in Health and Human Services with a concentration in Early Childhood Studies, and a minor in Counseling from the University at Buffalo in May 2017. Samantha was a RA in the lab for two years during her undergraduate studies. Currently, she is a graduate student in School Psychology at UB and a volunteer in the lab. She looks forward to a career as a school psychologist, with main interests focusing on children with intellectual disabilities and adolescents who identify as LGBTQ.