Past Research Assistants

Olivia Perone
Research Assitant
Pennsylvania State University-University Park
Summer 2018 - Present

Olivia Perone is a senior undergraduate student studying Psychology with a minor in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at Pennsylvania State University-University Park. Outside of school, Olivia enjoys hiking, reading, and listening to music. After graduation, Olivia plans on attending graduate school for clinical psychology. 
Kaitlin Bodnar
Research Assistant
University of Pittsburgh
Summer 2015

Kaitlin Bodnar is a Junior undergraduate visiting from the University of Pittsburgh and majoring in Psychology. She is pursuing a certificate in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s studies and is an active volunteer at Pittsburgh Action Against Rape. Outside of the classroom, she enjoys the performing arts, hiking, kayaking, and yoga. After graduating, she plans to attend graduate school to further research gender and sexuality issues. 


Noah Ford
Research Assistant
Pennsylvania State University-Altoona
Spring 2015

Noah Ford is a Junior undergraduate student majoring in Psychology, with a double minor in Sociology and Theater Performance at Pennsylvania State University-Altoona. Noah enjoys traveling and the performing arts. His post-graduation plans will likely involve graduate school, church and/or campus ministry, the U.S. Army Reserve Chaplain Candidate Program, and he hopes to continue working with youth and families, as well as researching the mysteries of psychology.


Madeline Lane
Research Assistant
Pennsylvania State University-Altoona
Fall 2014- Spring 2015

Madeline Lane is a Senior undergraduate student majoring in Psychology at Pennsylvania State University-Altoona. She is involved in Greek Life and is a member of the Health Advisory Board's Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention Committee. Outside of school, she is enlisted in the PA Army National Guard as a behavioral health specialist. When she graduates she plans to continue her education by receiving her masters degree in psychology.


John Leri
Research Assistant
Pennsylvania State University-Altoona
Summer 2015

John Leri is a junior undergraduate student studying psychology and biology at Psychology at Pennsylvania State University-Altoona.  He will be pursuing a Ph.D in behavioral neuropsychology starting the Fall 2017.  Outside of class he snowboards, lifts weights, and coaches varsity basketball.  He is also a long time soccer official who has expanded into softball; along with track & field.

Rachel Stoltz
Research Assistant
Pennsylvania State University-Altoona
Fall 2015

Rachel Stoltz is a sophomore undergraduate student Psychology at Pennsylvania State University-Altoona pursuing a degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. Rachel plans on continuing her degree next year at University Park with a focus on Neuroscience. She is currently part of the Psychology club and Gay-Straight Alliance aka Pride Club. Rachel is a LGBTQ+ activist who in her free time likes to read, write, play Xbox, and ride/take care of her horses.

Ashlynne Zankey
Pennsylvania State University-Altoona
Research Assistant
Spring 2015

Ashlynne Zankey is a Junior undergraduate student majoring in Psychology at Pennsylvania State University-Altoona. She enjoys writing, watching movies, and teaching dance to young children. After graduating she plans to attend graduate school for clinical psychology and to eventually work with young children.