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Olivia Huffman is a 3rd year student at the University of Kentucky pursing a major in Psychology in hopes of becoming a sports psychologist. She is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and loves traveling, hiking, reading books, and listening to music. Olivia is a member of the Swimming and Diving team here at UK where she swims sprint freestyle and backstroke. This is her second semester with the P20 Motivation and Learning Lab. She looks forward to continuing research involving students and athletes completed in the spring.





Bri Stanley is a junior majoring in Natural Resources Environmental Sciences (NRES) and Psychology with a minor in Technical Writing. Bri is from Lexington, KY, but also considers New Zealand home due to living there between ages 9-17. Bri’s hobbies include hiking, reading, trying to live a zero-waste lifestyle, playing piano, and traveling. Bri is interested in almost every subject under the sun but is especially excited to join the P20 lab to gain research experience and explore self-efficacy in relation to environmental issues.





Rest Aliu is a junior majoring in Psychology on the pre-medicine track. Rest is originally from Nigeria but has lived in many places throughout her life. Rest enjoys keeping her schedule busy and has leadership roles in her sorority and campus ministry. Her passion is to create and learn, and she tries to implement that in every aspect of her life. This is her first semester at the P20 lab and she hopes to gain valuable knowledge on research so that she can use it to better her community.


Kaitlyn Stevens is a senior at the University of Kentucky majoring in Psychology and minoring in Biology. She is from Ashland, Kentucky and loves napping, hanging out with friends, and exploring coffee shops in Lexington. She is extremely excited to join the P20 lab and gain more research experience! After graduation, she plans to attend medical school and become a pediatrician.


Joslyn Porter is a sophomore at the University of Kentucky majoring in Psychology and anticipates to attend law school post graduation. Joslyn is from Louisville, but considers California her home as she was born and raised there until age 16. Joslyn enjoys spending her free time with friends, working out, cooking, being outdoors, or sitting down with a good book and a warm cup of tea. Joslyn is also involved in the international community on campus through her campus ministry, CSF. She loves getting to know the many students and families who have traveled the world to come to UK and is passionate about making them feel welcome! As a first semester P20 lab member, she is excited to join the team and start engaging and gaining research experience.


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:


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.


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.