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Emma Espel: Developmental Psychologyemma

I got my B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN, and majored in Honors Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience. I have completed my Master's thesis (at DU), which examined sibling and family relationships. Broadly, I use a multi-systemic perspective to study adolescent development and psychosocial outcomes, with a specific interest in applied developmental psychology. For my dissertation I plan to evaluate the effectiveness of a Moving Mindfulness treatment program among a sample of young female offenders. In my free time I enjoy all things outdoors- hiking, skiing- and spending time with family and friends.


Jiquan Lin: Developmental Psychology

Academic history:  2008-2009 South China Normal University, English
                          2009-2012 Kansas State University: Psychology
                          2012- University of Denver: Developmental Psychology

Future plans: Working in academia is my future dream and motivation to be P.h.d student.
I also like traveling, and learning things from different cultures.
Research Interest: I'm broadly interested in both proximal and distal environmental effects on adolescent developmental trajectories, and the influence of environment × gene interplay.


Jamie Novakjamie

Jamie has been a graduate student in the Child Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at DU since 2013. Her primary research interests explore risk and resiliency across the lifespan, particularly during adolescence. She is currently working on a project about adolescent dating aggression. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012 with a B.S. in Psychology. While at the University of Pittsburgh, she worked at the Pitt Parents and Children Laboratory where she formed an interest in social development.