Emaan Ali, B.A.

  • PDM-2 Project Coordinator

Emaan joined the lab in 2018 and has worked on various projects while in the lab. As an undergraduate, she was an IRB coordinator and a Clinical Assessment interviewer. After graduating with a B.A. in Psychology, in December of 2019, she has been coordinating the lab's newest project: the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual-2 Project.

Within the next few years, Emaan hopes to go to graduate school to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. She is particularly fascinated by attachment theory and child psychopathology and hopes to work with children and families in the future. She would also love the opportunity to go back to her home country of Pakistan and educate people on the importance of mental health. In her free time, Emaan likes drinking iced coffee, practicing calligraphy and going to F45!

Joey Cifelli, B.A.

  • Program Training & BPD

Joey graduated from Penn State in May 2019 with B.A.s in Psychology and Philosophy and currently works as a research coordinator at Penn State's Prevention Research Center. He is generally interested in mindfulness, well-being, acceptance, and meditation. Joey additionally runs a blog regarding mental health, philosophy, mindfulness, and well-being. Outside the lab, he enjoys writing, reading, music, and spending time outside. 

Josephine Kenny, B.A.

I am majoring in Psychology and minoring in French. I am interested in emotion regulation and the development of psychological disorders. I would like to move on to doctoral level studies in Clinical Psychology after I finish my Undergraduate degree. I love to paint, read, and spend time outside. I also enjoy relaxing with my friends and pets.