Meet our lab members!
Lab Director: Jasmine DeJesus, Ph.D.
Dr. DeJesus is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at UNC Greensboro. Her research examines the development of children's social attitudes, their reasoning about social and cultural groups, the development of food preferences and eating behavior, and children's early health concepts. Her research has been published in several top academic journals, including Child Development, Developmental Science, and Developmental Psychology, and her work has been supported by many sources, including the National Science Foundation, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and American Heart Association.
In her free time, Jasmine enjoys sewing, lively debates about her favorite television shows (currently: the final seasons of Broad City and Jane the Virgin), and listening to Spanish radio broadcasts of Yankees baseball games.
For more information, visit her personal website or Google Scholar page.
Lab Manager: Rachel Croce
Rachel Croce is the Development, Culture and Health lab manager for the spring and fall 2019 semesters. She is a fourth-year graduate student, with interests in children's social cognition, specifically in their social decision-making. In her spare time, she enjoys playing board games, going to concerts, and attending sporting events.
Shruthi Venkatesh is a first year graduate student at UNCG. She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Claremont McKenna College, and was the research coordinator at the Berger Institute, Claremont. She is interested in exploring parental involvement on child emotional and social outcomes with a cultural lens. When she is not in lab, you can find her curled up with a book, practicing Bharatanatyam, or watching cute baby videos.
Undergraduate students and recent graduates
2018-19: Taylor Gilliard, undergraduate research assistant