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Human Development Graduate Group

Alumni- Masters in Child Development

Rachel M. Turner–Spring 2016
Completion by EXAM

Hillary Schiltz–Spring 2016
Thesis: Examining Electrodermal Activity During Face Processing in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Parents

Lindsay Forte–Summer 2015
Thesis: When Should We Intervene? PCIT for Foster Children in Reunification
Training Coordinator, UC Davis PCIT Training Center

Julia Singleton–Summer 2015
Thesis: The M Factor: Domain Specific Versus Global Mindsets
PhD student at UC Davis majoring in Human Development

Stephanie Novotny–Fall 2014
Completion by EXAM

Vreni Barrios–Fall 2014
Thesis: Contributions of Maternal Discourse to Children's Empathic and Prosocial Behaviors

Heather Howard–Fall 2014
Thesis: Imagined Contact and its Impact on the Stigma of Mental Illness: Relationship and Secondary Transfer Effects
Analyst, California Department of Social Services

Jessie Cheon Kim–Spring 2014
Thesis: Parasympathetic Regulation and Inhibitory Control in Emotional versus Non-Emotional Contexts

Kristina Gelardi–Fall 2013
Thesis: Peer Experiences and Depression Symptoms Influence Memory for Faces in Adolescent Girls
PhD student at UC Davis majoring in Human Development

Jeong Ah (Joy) Choi–Summer 2013
Thesis: Predicting Children’s Social-Emotional Functioning in Middle Childhood Using Repeated Measurements of Early Attachment Security

Michelle Wong–Summer 2013
Thesis: Do Mommy and Daddy Have a Favorite?: Sibling Closeness, Perceived Parental Favoritism, and Sibling Conflict during Adolescence
Assistant Director at St. Joachim Preschool

Carolyn Sutter–Summer 2013
Thesis: Parenting and School Readiness in Low-Income Families: What Can Be Gained from Examining Everyday Contexts of Interaction and Children's Self-Regulation
PhD student at UC Davis majoring in Human Development

Natalie Sadler–Spring 2013
Thesis: Body Dissatisfaction, Gender, and Pubertal Status in an Ethnically Diverse Sample: A Longitudinal High School Study
PhD student at UC Davis majoring in Human Development

Saba Torabian-Spring 2013
Thesis: Long-term Analogical Retrieval in Cultural Context
PhD student at UC Davis majoring in Human Development

Maricela Plascencia-Winter 2013
Thesis: Adolescent Work in Relation to Delinquency and Substance Use: A Look at Single and Two-Parent Families
Behavior Therapist for STE Consultants

Mayra Sanchez-Winter 2013
Thesis: Counter-story of an Undocumented Mexican Immigrant Mother of a Mixed-Legal Status Family: A source of Empowerment for her Children
PhD student at UC Davis majoring in Geography

Christian Scales-Fall 2012
Completion by EXAM
GS-11 English Instructor, United States Air Force

Caitlin Garcia-Summer 2012
Thesis: Nonverbal and Vocal Behavior in Mother-Child Emotion Conversations: Links to Emotion Understanding
Children’s Center Teacher II at Google

Lisa Cordeiro-Spring 2011
Thesis: Clinical Assessment of DSM-IV Anxiety Disorders in Fragile X Syndrome: Prevalence and Characterization
Development Specialist for Department of Neurology with Children’s Hospital, Colorado

Cheryl Davis-Spring 2011
Thesis: What Are They Doing Now: Employment Outcomes of Emancipated Foster Youth
Director of Human Services for Placer county Health and Human Services

April Sanders Masarik-Spring 2011
Thesis: Romantic Relationships in Early Adulthood: Influences of Family, Personality, and Relationship Cognitions
PhD student at UC Davis majoring in Human Development

Natalie Lambdin-Shirley-Winter 2011
Thesis: Effectiveness of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) with Substance Abusing Mother-Child Dyads

Alyssa Chavez-Summer 2010
Thesis: Physiological Correlates of Social Behavior: A Study of Electrodermal Activity in Children and Adolescents
Research Manager at Empirial Education Inc.

Rakel Larson-Winter 2010
Thesis: Children's Reports of Hurt and Touch Using Human Figure Drawings
PhD student at UC Riverside majoring in Psychology

Michelle Zozaya-Fall 2009
Thesis: Parent-Child Synchrony and Children's Social Competence in Early Childhood
Behavior Consultant for Advance Kids

Traci Bertuldo-Fall 2009
Thesis: Parental Contributions to Social Information Processing: How Do Young Children Acquire Social Cognitions?

Megan Wolohan-Summer 2009
Thesis: The Relationship Between High School Student Engagement and School Outcomes A School-Level Analysis
Preschool Teacher for Montessori de Terra Linda

Melissa Paoloni-Summer 2009
Thesis: Mentors and Educational Aspirations: A Model for Latino Educational Achievement
Instructor, in the Department of Early Childhood Education, Sacramento City College

Chanelle Gordon-Summer 2009
Thesis: The Effects of Parental Control in Adolescence: A Cross-Cultural Study

Antonia Hirson-Fall 2008
Thesis: The Belief Systems of Mothers of Young Children with Autism: Correlates to Perceptions of Early Intervention Programs
Special Education Teacher with the Davis Joint Unified School District

Jeslin Hancock-Fall 2008
Thesis: Social Preference in 24-Month-Old Children with and without Autism

Courtney Barlett-Fall 2008
Completion by EXAM

Susan Harris-Winter 2008
Thesis: Autism Profiles of Young Males with Fragile X Syndrome

Lindsay Juricich-Fall 2007
Thesis: Emotional Availability: A Comparison of Foster and Biological Mother-Child Dyads During Participation in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
Community Heath Representative for CAARE Diagnostic and Treatment Center

Aseen Zawaydeh-Spring 2007
Thesis: The Role of Language in Infants Object Representation System

Laura Landon-Spring 2007
Completion by EXAM

Christina Maluenda-Winter 2007
Completion by EXAM

Megan Sutter Jow-Fall 2006
Completion by EXAM

Nancy Hafer-Spring 2006
Thesis: Individual Differences in Baseline Asymmetry and Emotional Processing
Academic Coordinator for the Northern California Training Academy with the UC Davis Extension

Gregory Fosco-Spring 2006
Thesis: Expanding the context of Socialization: An Examination of Mother-Child and Father-Child Interactions During Play
PostDoc Scholar with the Child and Family Center at University of Oregon

Kelly Parsell-Winter 2006
Thesis: Science Learning and Teaching Environments in Home school