People

People

Diana Selmeczy, PhD

Principal Investigator/ Lab Director

Diana Selmeczy, PhD

Dr. Selmeczy joined the UCCS Psychology Department as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2019. She received her PhD from Washington University in St. Louis in 2014. She then completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on the development of memory, metacognition, and decision-making in children and adolescents.  

Email: diana.selmeczy@uccs.edu 

Phone: 719-255-4179 

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Daniela Catarino

Lab Manager

Daniela Catarino

Daniela Catarino graduated from The University of Texas at El Paso with a B.S. in Psychology in 2019. She volunteered in the Dark Triad and Corporate Crime Lab (D3CC) during her undergraduate career as a research assistant and is now pursuing a M.A. in the Psychological Sciences Program with a concentration in Trauma.

Hobbies: Playing volleyball, working out, and reading.


Morgan McGinnis

Research Assistant

Morgan McGinnis

Morgan McGinnis is in her third year of her undergraduate program at UCCS. She is majoring Psychology with an influence in cognitive studies. Her academic interests are trauma, identity, and mental health. Morgan has always enjoyed helping and teaching others. Once she has completed her bachelors, she plans to attend graduate school to fulfill her dream of becoming a professor to teach and conduct her own research.  

Hobbies: hiking, cooking,reading, and site seeing. 


Whitney Sherraden

Research Assistant

Whitney

Whitney Sherraden is a psychology undergraduate student at UCCS. Whitney has always had a passion for people and children, for this, she plans to pursue a career in mental health counseling or family and marriage therapy.

Hobbies: Walking her two Great Danes, cooking, and hiking. 


Eleanor McCrusker

Research Assistant

Eleanor

Eleanor McCusker is an undergraduate student at UCCS. She is majoring in Psychology due to her passion for helping children and their families. Eleanor plans to pursue a career in social work.

Hobbies: Photography, traveling, and visiting museums. 

 


Amy Almasri

Research Assistant

Amy

Amy Almasri is an undergraduate student at UCCS. She is finishing up her bachelor's degree in psychology and hoping to obtain her master's in social work in the future. Her academic interests include developmental psychology, philosophy, and evolutionary psychology.

Hobbies: Reading, yoga, leash training her cat, and going to coffee shops.