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Xiao-Yin Chen

Xiao-Yin Chen is a senior at the University of Kentucky pursuing a Bachelor’s in Psychology, and is working as the P20 Lab Manager. She is from a small town in Appalachia, and this is her sixth semester in the P20 Motivation and Learning Lab. Currently, she is exploring what types of experiences might influence undergraduate students’ beliefs about their capabilities in engineering. She is also working collaboratively with the Psychology Department and UK’s Institutional Research on an intervention project with first-year undergraduates. This year, she is also completing her Undergraduate Honor’s Thesis. In the future, she is very interested in working with students and has a great passion for helping others. In her spare time, she enjoys blogging, crafting, and spoiling her pug, Henry.



img_1044 Randi C. Gray is a double major at the University of Kentucky, Psychology and Writing Rhetoric and DIgital Media (WRD). She is an Army Brat so she from all over the United States. She wants to study Sports and Performance Psychology focusing either on the clinical or counseling, when she goes to graduate school.







Julia Herzing is a senior, and will be obtaining her B.A. in psychology in the spring of 2018. Her future goals are to get into a school psychology graduate program. She loves working with young children and helping them see their full potential. In her free time, she loves to travel and spend time with her family. She is a small town Illinois girl that is enjoying all that Lexington has to offer!





Alecia! Johnson is a senior studying Marketing and Psychology. She loves travel, all things artsy, and being outdoors. This will be her second semester with the lab as she tackles an honors thesis and continues to help with the project on the self-efficacy of engineering students. Her interests are in Mental Health and Counseling with a focus on children and teens.





Natalie Malone is a senior honors student at the University of Kentucky majoring in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience. She is also pursuing her certification in Social Science research. At the University Natalie is involved in many programs and organizations such as the Center for Community Outreach and Gaines Fellowship. Natalie is a member of the Iota Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Following graduation, Natalie will be attending graduate school and pursue her dream of being a counseling psychologist.





Macy Mize is a senior here at UK. She studies Communication Sciences and Disorders, and plans to get her masters in Applied Behavior Analysis. In her free time, she enjoys cheering on the CATS, cooking, hanging out with friends or relaxing with yoga!






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Madelyn Roeder is a senior at the University of Kentucky and is majoring in Political Science.  After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in teaching and international education development before returning for graduate school and working in education reform.






Screenshot 2016-09-01 at 10.22.33 AMTiffany Thomas is a junior at the University of Kentucky who is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Spanish. She is from a small town called Eminence located in Kentucky. This is Tiffanys second semester being involved in the P20 Motivation and Learning Research Lab, and she is eager to engage with others who share common interests. She plans to get her masters in some area of psychology after graduation. In her free time she enjoys coloring, watching Chopped, and hanging with friends.






Jesse Toler is a senior majoring in Psychology at the University of Kentucky. Though originally from Columbus, OH, she has lived in Kentucky a little over ten years. This is her first semester in the P20 Motivation and Learning Lab, and she’s looking forward to gaining all the experience and knowledge that the lab has to offer! She intends to use her experience in the lab to aid her in the pursuit of a doctoral degree in either clinical psychology or addictions counseling. Her hobbies and interests include hiking, golfing, reading, crafts and as a huge anime fanatic, binge watching and enthusing about all things anime!