Marquette Autism Project (MAP)
(from left to right, back row then front row): Kylie Nelsen-Freund, Alexander Barrington, Emily Hummel, Laura Jacobson, Elizabeth Habisohn, Daniel Cibich, Renae DeLucia, Dana Fernandez, Jennifer Hilger, Ashley Hynes, and Rawan Atari

Undergraduate research assistants

Jennifer Hilger
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Year in School: Senior
Major: Psychology and Spanish

Jennifer is currently working a senior thesis comparing the heart rate data with caregiver forms about family dynamics.  She also loves being a coach for PEERS and the wide range of opportunities that this lab offers.  After graduation, she hopes to attend a graduate program in school psychology at the specialist level.

Laura Jacobson
Hometown: Bloomington, MN
Year in school: Senior
Major: Biomedical Sciences and Psychology

Laura enjoys her role as a PEERS coach and also assists in data collection. She is in her first year of the Masters of Physician Assistant Studies program at Marquette and is interested in a career as a pediatric PA after graduation.

Renae DeLucia
Hometown: Geneva, IL
Year in school: Senior
Major: Psychology and Sociology, minor in Women's and Gender Studies

Renae serves as a PEERS coach and assists in PEERS data collection. After graduation, she hopes to attend a Ph.D. program in clinical psychology with an emphasis on gender and sexuality.

Dana Fernandez
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Year in School: Junior
Major: Biological Sciences and Psychology minor

Dana is assisting Niharika with galvanic skin response tasks and she enjoys serving as a PEERS coach and assisting PEERS in data collection. After graduation, Dana plans to attend graduate school in Occupational Therapy and further her education with a Post-Professional OTD program.

Daniel Cibich
Hometown: Gilberts, IL
Year in School: Junior
Major: Biomedical Sciences

Daniel enjoys serving as a PEERS coach alongside his fellow coaches and undergraduates in the lab. He assists in PEERS data collection and is learning how to analyze skin conductance tests, which are correlated with levels of arousal. After graduation, Daniel hopes to attend to medical school.

Kylie Nelsen-Freund
Hometown: New Berlin, WI
Year in School: Junior
Major: Biomedical Sciences, minor in Psychology

Kylie enjoys assisting as a PEERS coach and assistant in adjunct research on stress and anxiety.  She is most interested in the developmental psychology of the research. After graduation she will pursue a career in pediatric occupational therapy.

Rawan Atari
Hometown: Franklin, WI
Year in school: Senior
Major: Psychology, minor in Social Welfare & Justice

Rawan enjoys serving as a PEERS coach, assisting in EEG testing and PEERS data collection. After graduation, Rawan hopes to attend a Ph.D. program in clinical psychology with a specialization in children with developmental disabilities. ?

Elizabeth Habisohn
Hometown: Park Ridge, IL
Year in school: Sophomore
Major: Psychology

Elizabeth is learning how to analyze heart rate data serving as a PEERS coach and assisting in PEERS data collection. After graduation, Elizabeth hopes to attend graduate school to continue her studies of psychology with the addition of neuroscience.

Emily Hummel
Hometown:  McHenry, Illinois
Year in School:  Senior and First-Year Graduate Student
Major:  Speech Pathology

Emily assists with PEERS social coding data collection and enjoys serving as a PEERS coach.  After her work in with PEERS, Emily is interested in specializing her speech pathology work with adults who have autism.

Alex Barrington
Hometown: Random Lake, WI (Yes, it exists)
Year in school: Sophomore
Major: Biocomputing

Alex serves as a PEERS coach and works with data collection and enjoys working with EEG. He hopes to work with his own research ideas after a few years and completing his Master's at Marquette. If he does not do research, then he hopes to work with software that hospitals use for bioinstruments and computers.

Ashley Hynes
Hometown: Freeburg, IL
Year in school: Senior
Major:  Biomedical Science with Psychology Minor

Ashley serves as a PEERS coach and PEERS parent coach, assists with data collection, and is actively learning to analyze and record EEG data.  She enjoys working with teens and young adults with autism to obtain a better understanding of social communication difficulties and autism in general.  Upon graduation, she hopes to attend a master’s program for physician assistant.


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