Research Assistants

Elizabeth Goetz

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Co-op Student

I am a fourth-year undergraduate at Northeastern majoring in Psychology and minoring in Behavioral Neuroscience. I find the human capacity to produce and comprehend language to be fascinating and am excited to conduct language research. I am also interested in memory, meditation, the effects of hormones on behavior, and aging. In my free time, I like playing my guitar, listening to music, cooking, and reading. I also really like animals.

Kathy Dana

Kathy Dana

Kathy is a fourth year undergraduate at Northeastern University. She is majoring in psychology and linguistics, and minoring in ASL. In addition to school and research, she works at Bridge International Academies in Cambridge, and her academic interests include the linguistics of sign languages, social justice and policy, animal cognition, and education.

Holly Klecha

Holly Klecha

Holly Klecha is a fourth year student at Northeastern University majoring in psychology and minoring in sociology and criminal justice. She is Vice President of Psyclub and works organizing and planning meetings, presentations and community involvement. She is studying to take the GREs in order to attend graduate school for clinical psychology to receive a Ph.D. Holly has just returned from a year long Co-op position wit Demand Abolition, a Cambridge based nonprofit that fights human trafficking. She provided support to the CEASE Network and was always ready and available to take on whatever projects had to be done to ensure the success of the team. Holly contributed a sense of optimism, a wonderful can-do attitude, and an incredible amount of joy.

MacKenzie Rickert

MacKenzie Rickert

I am a fifth year psychology major at Northeastern with a minor in Biology and a concentration in ABA. I also work part time at a pediatric occupational, physical, and speech therapy clinic and am hoping to start grad school next year to pursue a career in pediatric occupational therapy. In my free time I enjoy volunteering with kids around Boston through an organization called Peace Through Play and exploring the city. I look forward to gaining research experience doing my directed study in this lab!

Madison Micou

Madison Micou

I am currently a second-year undergraduate transfer student. I am majoring in Behavioral Neuroscience and for the future am interested in clinical research involving working with the brain, psychology and people of all ages from infants to elders. I am excited to learn more about behavioral research in the Phonology and Reading Lab. I have always been interested in languages and cannot wait to learn more. Another activity that I enjoy is helping the handicapped by raising service dogs.