Graduate Students


Kristin Perry, M.A.

Kristin Perry is completing a clinical internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center as a part of her Ph.D. 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 also received a M.A. in Psychology from the University at Buffalo. 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 fourth 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 fourth 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


Emily Verdaasdonk, B.A.

Emily is a second year M.A. student in the General Psychology Program at the University at Buffalo. She also received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at University at Buffalo. After graduating, she worked for a year at the Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions studying the developmental effects of pre and postnatal exposure to substance use. Emily’s general research interests include assessing parental influences on the development of aggression in childhood. Email: emilyver@buffalo.edu