Alumni

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Rachel Davis
Research Assistant (2017-2019)

Rachel Davis was a Research Assistant from Fall 2017 to Spring 2019 and she plays a critical role in establishing the TARDIS lab and contributed to nearly every project conducted by the TARDIS lab including the Acculturation and Substance Use Research Team (ASURT), Psychometric on Identity and Cultural Scales (PICS), and the Addressing Issues in Measurement of Cultural Identity (AIM-CI) study. Moreover, Rachel greatly contributed to expanding the scope of the TARDIS lab to also include academic and educational outcome, assisting in fostering a collaboration with Dr. Tony Perez in the College of Education. Rachel graduated from Old Dominion University in May 2019 with a Bachelors in Psychology with Honors and was accepted to the Ph.D. program in Developmental Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)

 

Kristie Robles
Research Assistant (2017-2018)

Kristie Robles was a Research Assistant from Fall 2017 to Spring 2018. She played an important role in Stressors and Adaptation Among Latino Emerging Adults (SALEA), a cross-sectional study focused on exploring how cultural stressors affects Hispanic/Latino young adults (ages 18 to 26) in the Hampton Roads. Kristie graduated from Old Dominion University in May 2019 with a Bachelors in Psychology and a Minor in Chemistry and will be preparing her application to Medical Schools for Fall 2020.

 

Gabriela Peregrino
Research Assistant (2017-2018)

Gabriela Peregrino was a Research Assistant from Fall 2017 to Spring 2018. She played an important role in establishing the TARDIS lab and contributed to a number of early projects including the the development of o Acculturation and Substance Use Research Team (ASURT) Qualtrics Survey and formative literature reviews that laid the foundation for Stressors and Adaptation Among Latino Emerging Adults (SALEA) and Investigating Racial/Ethnic Identity Shifting (IRIS). Gabriela began her graduate work at Marymount University in the M.A. Program for Forensic & Legal Psychology in Fall 2018. 

Richie Kublius

Richie Kubilus was a Senior Research Assistant in the T.A.R.D.I.S. Lab at Old Dominion University. Richie was a Psychology major, minoring in Human Services, and a member of the Perry Honors College. His research interests include all aspects of substance abuse and the etiology of addiction. Upon graduation, Richie hopes to combine his passion for teaching others with his desire to create a legacy of change in society’s current understanding of the disease of addiction. Richie’s original research, “A Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Identity Development and Harmful Alcohol Use within a Racially/Ethnically Diverse Sample”, under the mentorship of Dr. Meca, was designed to examine the role of identity development in psychosocial outcomes and explored the links between identity development, alcohol expectancies and valuations, and alcohol use/abuse among adolescents.