Samantha has just begun her Doctorate degree in Developmental Psychology. She completed her undergrad at McMaster University and obtained an Honours Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour degree. She also completed a post-secondary certificate at Mohawk College in Brain Disorder Management. Samantha recently completed a Masters degree in Developmental Psychology. Samantha is very interested in childhood executive functioning and its relation to source monitoring and memory. She is also interested in children's online learning and media interactions. Samantha looks forward to continuing her work in the Child Memory Lab and having the opportunity to contribute to the research!
Mallory is in her first year as a Master’s student in the Developmental Psychology program at Wilfrid Laurier. In 2020, she completed her undergraduate degree in Honours Psychology with a minor in Business at the University of Guelph. Mallory has an interest in forensic psychology, specifically the impacts of trauma on children’s memory and behaviours. She is also very interested in early childhood development and how a child’s environment influences their maturation. Mallory is thankful for this opportunity and excited to be a member of the Child Memory Lab!
Emily is in her first year as a Master’s student in the Developmental Psychology program at Wilfrid Laurier. Previous to this, she completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Child and Family Studies at the University of Guelph. Emily is interested in examining the way that children interact with online media sources, specifically looking at how children evaluate the trustworthiness of websites. She is very excited to conduct her research and thankful to be a part of the Child Memory Lab!
Komal is currently enrolled as a first-year Master's student in the Developmental Psychology program at Wilfrid Laurier University. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology (HBSc) from the University of Guelph-Humber. Additionally, she has successfully completed a diploma in General Arts and Science as well as a certificate in Research Skills and Analysis from the Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. Komal's research interests primarily revolve around the dynamics of memory recall in relation to traumatic or adverse experiences. Komal anticipates the continuation of her involvement in the Child Memory Lab, where she hopes to embrace the opportunity to actively contribute to cutting-edge research efforts.
Meagan is in her first year as a Masters student in developmental psychology program at Wilfrid Laurier. In 2022 she obtained an Bachelors of Arts Honours degree in psychology at York University. Meagan is interested in researching how learning is affected by technology as well as how mental health plays a role in memory development in early adolescence. She is also interested in developing ethical interviewing techniques for adolescents in the judicial system. Meagan is excited to start her work with the Child Memory Lab and is looking forward to the opportunity to grow as a researcher.
Honours Thesis Student
Jordyn is in her fourth year of the Psychology and Neuroscience program at Wilfrid Laurier University. She is interested in how children recall adverse childhood experiences, as well as the consequences of abuse on children’s development, cognition, and behaviour. Following the completion of her undergraduate degree, she plans to pursue clinical psychology in graduate school. Jordyn is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to conduct her undergraduate thesis under the mentorship of Dr. Roberts and join a lab full of such welcoming and motivated individuals!
Emma graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in May 2023 from the Psychology and Neuroscience BSc program. She completed her undergraduate honours thesis under the supervision of Dr. Kim Roberts and explored children's memory and source monitoring abilities when looking at online media and advertisements. After graduating, Emma began working as a research assistant for the Child Memory Lab. Working mainly with Samantha Barbosa on her research, she helps recruit participants, collects and codes data, and assists with other tasks around the lab. In Fall 2023, Emma will begin a Master's program in Psychological Science at Toronto Metropolitan University. Emma is very thankful for all of the experience and opportunities the Child Memory Lab has given her!
Sumana graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in December of 2022, earning her Bachelor of Arts Honours Psychology. She worked under the supervision of Dr. Kim Roberts and with Samantha Barbosa to complete her undergraduate thesis regarding the association between child development and source monitoring. She is now working as a research assistant for the Child Memory Lab; particularly alongside Samantha as she completes her research. She is excited to continue to be a part of the Child Memory Lab following graduation, and is grateful for all of the experience she has gained and continues to. She is currently in the process of applying to Masters programs, hoping to earn her MA, followed by her PsyD in order to pursue her passion of mental health awareness.