Ankur is currently a college freshman attending UC Berkeley with a major in Molecular Cell and Biology and planning on minoring in Psychology. He has had a strong interest in research for many years and even participated in a cancer research project at a private research institution and was awarded 3rd place in the Alameda County Science Fair. Besides Ankur’s strong avid for learning, he has been a big fan of basketball and enjoys going to professional games such as the Golden State Warrior’s games. Other interests include chess in which he helped open up a Chess for Charity organization in which our club tried to promote interest among children about chess. Ankur has been interested in the psychology field and plans to pursue it for many years to come.
Zheng is completing a Bachelor‘s degree in Psychology in China. She is interested in psychological approach to social intervention and is carrying on a program focusing on setting creative curriculum towards potential talents in science back in China. At ASPIRE, she continued to further her interest and develop practical skills in research which can be applied in a real-world background.
Position: Project Manager
Drs. Greg Walton , Geoff Cohen, & Omid Fotuhi
Research Area: Social psychology/Health psychology: The social psychology lab will be conducting research on psychological well-being and psychological resilience through a series of online studies, in-lab experiments, and community sample studies. Current areas of interest include psychological interventions, experiential data collection, and health behaviour. Students interested in Social Psychology and Health Psychology will have the opportunity to work with graduate students on innovative research projects in psychological interventions. This allows students to be deeply involved in a project and gain a solid understanding of process of designing and conducting a study.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be well organized, have an interest in psychological research, able to work independently, and keen to learn. Past research experience and computer skills are preferred but not required.
Some experience leading and manager projects is required.
How to apply: Please submit: (1) Resume; (2) Unofficial transcript; and, (3) a cover letter. Please send these three documents, along with any questions, to firstname.lastname@example.org , or call 650-669-7550.