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Kelsey Corcoran is a senior Psychology major at the University of Kentucky. She is originally from the Chicago suburbs in Illinois. She will be graduating from UK in December 2018 and hopes to begin a specialist degree in School Psychology next fall. Ultimately she would love to end up working in an elementary school. This is Kelsey’s third semester in the lab and through her previous semesters she has developed a love for qualitative data as well as a wide range of research skills and experiences.


Nicole Fautsch is a 3rd year student at the University of Kentucky pursuing a major in Psychology and a minor in Business. She is originally from Rochester, Minnesota and loves adventuring, staying active, tapping into her creative side, and eating ice cream! Nicole is also a member of the UK Track and Field team where she throws the Shot Put, Discus, Hammer, and Weight. This is Nicole’s second semester with the P20 Motivation and Learning Lab, and she is very excited to see what this semester has in store! 


Lauren Zahrn is a junior at the University of Kentucky majoring in Psychology & Spanish. She is originally from Champaign, Illinois. This is her second semester in the P20 Motivation and Learning Lab and she is so excited to add to her research experience! She plans on going to graduate school somewhere and pursuing a career in Clinical Child Psychology. Lauren enjoys spending time with friends, painting, serving the community as Kappa Kappa Gamma’s Philanthropy Chair, and napping.


Lab Affiliates


 Carly Coleman is in her 3rd year of undergrad majoring in psychology and business management with a minor in Spanish.  Her plans after graduation are to attend graduate school in  a clinical psychology program with a specialization with adolescents.  Her special interest in undergrad research include children and ethnic, gender, and race inequality and perception of identity.  Email:


Grace Huber is in her final semester at the University of Kentucky, pursuing a double major in Psychology and Spanish. Grace has spent the last semester in Dr. Christia Brown’s lab doing research on children’s attitudes towards members of different races. A few of her research interests include the development of prejudice, the effect of interracial friendship on attitudes, interventions to improve self-efficacy in teachers working at low income schools, and the effect of positive peer influence on educational success. Grace has thoroughly enjoyed learning Spanish and getting involved with the immersion programs in the Lexington area these last few years and hopes to continue to be able to to this while pursuing higher education after graduation.


Veronica Scott is a Senior student in the Lewis Honors College, pursuing a major in Psychology and minors in Cognitive Science and Jewish Studies. She is originally from Nashville, Tennessee, where she still commutes regularly to co-run Williamson Service Corps. Passionate about intercultural exchange, learning, and research, Veronica has visited 19 countries and has no anticipation of slowing down. With a broad research background, she is excited to participate in the lab and continue examining student success.