Carrie Palmquist PortraitCarrie Palmquist
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Director, Child Learning and Development Lab
Rachel Tannenbaum
Undergraduate Thesis Student
Rachel Tannenbaum is a senior Psychology major at Amherst College. She has worked as a research assistant in the CLAD Lab since January of last year and is now working on an honors thesis. In the past, she has worked as a youth camp counselor and recently completed an internship as a research assistant in the Behavioral Oncology department of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. When not pursuing psychology research, Rachel is a goalkeeper for the Amherst College Field Hockey team and plays bassoon in the AC Symphony Orchestra. Throughout the year, Rachel will continue to assist Professor Palmquist in the lab while also pursuing independent developmental psychology research at Amherst College.
Marissa Fierro
Research Assistant
Marissa, a member of the class of 2016, is a Biology and Psychology double major. She has volunteered at Woodside Children’s Center since her first year at the college, and this spurred her interest in child development. She hopes to pursue a career in education, child clinical psychology, or developmental psychology. Outside of working as an RA and volunteering at Woodside, Marissa is a member of ProjectSALUD and is a Resident Counselor for Mayo-Smith dormitory.
Donna Kim
Research Assistant
Ashleigh Rutherford
Research Assistant
Ashleigh Rutherford is from Katonah, New York and is a member of the Amherst College class of 2016. She is a Psychology and English double major whose interest in developmental psychology was solidified over the past two years, working with children at a Domestic Violence Shelter back home. This past summer she conducted psychology research at Washington University in St. Louis and is eager to learn more about developmental/child psychology through hands-on research in the CLAD Lab at Amherst. She hopes to pursue a PhD in Developmental or Clinical Psychology. Outside of the lab, Ashleigh is a member of the Amherst College Varsity Softball Team, the Mental Health and Wellness Committee, and Amherst's Wellness Team.
Gabriella Selover
Research Assistant
Gabriella, a Los Angeles California native, is a member of the class of 2017 at Amherst College. She is a perspective Chemistry and Psychology double major. This past summer Gabriella was a teaching assistant at a Reggio-Emilia preschool in Santa Monica, CA where she found herself fascinated by the ability of children to learn so quickly. On campus, other than working as a research assistant, Gabriella is a member of the co-ed a cappella group DQ, Amherst Dance and Voices of the Class and enjoys anything to do with performing in her spare time.
Previous Thesis Students
Nia Harris, 2014
Previous Research Assistants
Aubrie Campbell, 2014; Madeleine Lobrano, 2015

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