Current Graduate Research Assistants 

Danielle Troxel
Danielle Troxel is a current MA candidate in Dr. Morrison’s lab working on cognitive offloading behavior and working memory capacity. She expects to defend her thesis in the Fall of 2024. In the future, Danielle plans to apply to a PhD program in clinical neuropsychology.

Current Undergraduate Research Assistants 

Sureena Deol
Sureena Deol is a senior majoring in Health Science on the pre-med track. She is interested in cognitive psychology, in particular on how to improve memory. In her free time, Sureena enjoys painting, spending time with her friends and family, as well as going to the gym.   

Anh Tang
Anh is a Sac State alumni. She is interested in neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience. Anh was part of the CSUS McNair Scholar program, in which she conducted a study about depression in Asian Americans. Anh plans to pursue her graduate degree in Cognitive Neuroscience and become a researcher. Fun fact: Anh is bilingual with Vietnamese being her first language.

Denver Saunders
Denver is a post-Baccalaureate student with a B.S. in Business Management from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is interested in cognitive psychology, particularly in its application towards working memory and learning. He hopes to pursue a career in research and to run a laboratory of his own. In his free time, Denver enjoys planning transformative art & music experiences for small to medium groups within mass gatherings. 

Bella Calomarde
Bella Calomarde is a senior majoring in psychology. She is interested in learning about clinical psychology, neuropsychology, and cognitive psychology.  

Marisol Flores
Marisol Flores is a third-year student at Sacramento State, where she is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Counseling. She is interested in the study of cognitive and clinical psychology, specifically how people’s thoughts affect their emotions and behaviors. She hopes to pursue a career in the mental health field and is fluent in Spanish and English. Marisol is currently secretary of the university’s Psi Chi Honor Society Chapter, as well as an active member of the Psych Society on campus.

Max Valentine
I am very interested in Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience, and I plan to become an educator and researcher in my academic future. I'm a huge fan of baking, puzzles, painting and drawing, and video games on my spare time. My best friend is my cat Edgar Allan Poe and our favorite activity to do together is sleep.

"There is a way out of every box, a solution to every puzzle; it's just a matter of finding it."- Cpt. Jean-Luc Picard

Carlos Pineda
Carlos is a senior majoring in Psychology at Sacramento State University. He is interested in clinical psychology with the goal of becoming a Marriage and Family therapist. In his free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors on hikes and walks, listening to music and learning about animals. In the future Carlos intends to join research studies on why we dream and why we recall certain dreams but not others.

Colby Lafaille
Colby is an undergraduate student double majoring in Psychology and English with a minor in Biology. He is primarily interested in the relationship between the brain and behavior, particularly in neurodevelopmental disorders. He is working to pursue a PhD in a neuropsychology-focused program where he aspires to produce meaningful research on his topic of interest. In his free time, Colby enjoys spending quality time with friends, indoor rock climbing, ATVs, and competitive videogames

Angel de la Fuente
Angel is a 5th year psychology major at Sacramento State. They are interested in cognitive psychology and the psychology of death and dying. In their free time they enjoy making various kinds of art, practicing taekwondo, and being active within the local Filipino American community.

Recent Alumni

Ranier Tinkelenberg

Elyse Bingham

Matthew Seagraves

Laila Al Juburi

Tracy Dillon

Amanda Quan-Kramer 

Sid Valenciano 

Courtney Hirota 

Alejandra Zuniga