Carrie Palmquist PortraitCarrie Palmquist
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Director, Child Learning and Development Lab

FullSizeRender.jpg Marissa Fierro
Thesis Student
Marissa, a member of the class of 2016, is a Psychology major working on her senior honors thesis. 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 child clinical psychology or developmental psychology. Outside of working as an RA and volunteering at Woodside, Marissa is a barista at Frost Cafe and a Resident Counselor for Hitchcock Dormitory.
Ashleigh Rutherford Ashleigh Rutherford
Thesis Student
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 summer she is on campus working in the CLAD Lab on her senior honors thesis. 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.
Donna-website.jpeg  Donna Kim                                                                 Research Assistant                                                          Donna is a senior Psychology and French double major from Long Island, NY. She had her first experience as a summer research assistant in the West Interpersonal Perception Lab at NYU before joining the CLAD Lab. As an underclassman, she discovered her interest in child development through her volunteer work at Girls Inc. and at Camp Ramapo, a summer camp for children with Autism spectrum disorder. Donna hopes to get her masters in Occupational Therapy so that she can continue to help children and adults with special needs. Outside of the lab, Donna volunteers with an OT at the Center for Extended Care at Amherst and looks for adventure in local restaurants and farmer’s markets.
Previous Thesis Students
Nia Harris, 2014; Rachel Tannenbaum, 2015
Previous Research Assistants
Aubrie Campbell, 2014; Madeleine Lobrano, 2015; Gabriella Selover, 2017

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