Research assistants

2020 AP-LS Conference. Pictured (L to R): Jill Del Pozzo, Lauren Grove, Kenny Gonzalez, Sarah Hitchcock, Brooke Stettler, Tristin Faust, and Dr. King

Dr. King's lab is staffed by his PhD mentees, master's students in clinical psychology, and undergraduate students.

The RA team as of fall 2023 consists of the following individuals.

PhD students (year started PhD program):


  • Elana Gabriel (2023): Interests: Correctional psychology and forensic psychology, including criminogenic needs and recidivism
  • Kenny Gonzalez (2019): Interests: Multicultural/diversity and forensic psychology and police and public safety psychology; Dissertation topic: Multiculturally sensitive police preemployment psychological screening
  • Miguel Murillo (2023): Interests: Correctional psychology, risk assessment and treatment of justice-involved youth and young adults.
  • Rachel Bomysoad (2020): Interests: Risk assessment, forensic interviewing; Dissertation topic: Serious video game technology for correctional assessment
  • Sana Vora (2021): Interests: Correctional psychology, neuropsychology; Second-year project topic: Base rate of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a justice-involved sample, rates of reoffending among those with and without TBI, and types of reoffending among those with and without TBI

Other PhD students affiliated with the lab:

  • Julia Stratton (2022): Interests: forensic psychology
  • Sarah Hitchcock (University of Memphis): Interests: forensic psychology

MA students:

  • Savannah Cuellar: Interests: forensic psychology
  • Shreya Upendra: Interests: forensic psychology

Undergraduate students:

  • Beatrice Kimata: Interests: forensic psychology
  • Gena Murphy: Interests: forensic psychology
  • Jada Brown: Interests: forensic and clinical services
  • Lyndsey Clarke: Interests: forensic psychology
  • Sam Wyzykowski: Interests: forensic psychology

Former students (now in other graduate programs or working):

  • Alexandria Lopez (MA)
  • Alma Munoz-Enriquez (BA)
  • Amanda Palardy (MA, then PsyD program)
  • Ambiorix Ramirez (MA)
  • Anastasia Hagel (BA)
  • Angelo Menendez (MA)
  • Brianna Doerflein (BA)
  • Brittany Trilone (BA)
  • Brook Stettler (PhD, then postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Behavioral Medicine)
  • Caitlin Wilson (MA)
  • Chinwe Ossai (MA, continuing to work in lab)
  • Dwight Ceballo (MA)
  • Emily Dunn (BA)
  • Ivysmeralys Morales (MA, then PhD program)
  • Jessica Mattera (MA, then PhD program)
  • Jill Del Pozzo (PhD, then postdoctoral fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Brain Injury Research Center)
  • Joanna Tilson (MA, then PsyD program)
  • Joseph Faulborn (MA)
  • Kaitlyn Komar (MA, then PsyD program)
  • Leanna Ward (BA)
  • Lauren Grove (PhD, then early career employment with South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice)
  • Lissette Labol (MA)
  • Loumarie Vasquez (MA)
  • Samantha Matthews (MA, then PhD program)
  • Micah Meyers (BA)
  • Niasha Wade (MA)
  • Nicole Guevara (MA, then PsyD program)
  • Paola Peralta (BA)
  • Ryan Brady (MA)
  • Sarah Hitchcock (MA, then PhD program)
  • Shannon Burke (BA)
  • Trisin Faust (MA, then PhD program)

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