Grace Cho (BA, Psychology and International Relations, Boston University; ALM, Clinical Psychology, Harvard University) is a second-year clinical psychology student at UMass Amherst working with Dr. Harold Grotevant. Grace’s research interests include examining how the social context relates to suicide risk in adolescents and young adults. She is particularly interested in studying how social processes may increase and decrease risk for suicide for individuals who face discrimination.
Christina Hogan (BA, Psychology, Cornell University) is a second-year clinical psychology graduate student at UMass Amherst working with Dr. Harold Grotevant and Dr. Jennifer McDermott. Christina’s research interests include young children’s development of emotion reactivity and emotion regulation and their related clinical implications, specifically internalizing and externalizing symptoms. She is currently involved in the Rudd Lab through a research assistantship during which she will examine data from the Minnesota/Texas Adoption Research Project (MTARP) to understand more about the relation between adoptive parent stress and adopted children’s clinical symptomology.
Albert Lo (B.S., Psychology, University of Delaware; M.S., Clinical Psychology, UMass Amherst) is a fifth-year clinical psychology student at UMass Amherst working with Dr. Grotevant. Albert recently completed his master’s thesis, which focused on adoptive parenting cognitions and their implications for the parent-child relationship. He is also involved in research examining how different trajectories of birth family contact may predict the well-being of adopted individuals in adulthood. Albert is currently the program coordinator for the Adoption Mentoring Partnership (AMP), a partnership between the Rudd Adoption Research Program and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County. As program coordinator, he instructs college-age adopted persons who are matched with adopted youths in the community..