Dr. Cuevas is an associate professor of psychological sciences and Director of the C.A.P. Lab. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience) from Rutgers University, New Brunswick in 2009. Dr. Cuevas completed postdoctoral work in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at Virginia Tech prior to joining the faculty of the University of Connecticut in 2012. Her research program examines the development of basic and higher-order cognitive processes throughout infancy and early childhood, including brain-behavior associations. Dr. Cuevas enjoys spending time with her infant daughter as she gets to witness "development in action" on a daily basis!
Lauren Bryant, M.S.
Lauren is a graduate student at University of Connecticut, finishin a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology. She completed her double major in Psychology and Communication Disorders at Southern Connecticut State University in 2013, and received her Master's of Science in Psychology at UConn in 2016. As a graduate research assistant, Lauren is involved in many aspects of the C.A.P. Lab, such as data collection and coding. She is finishing up her doctoral dissertation, which focuses on executive functions and reward sensitivity during early childhood. Lauren is currently a visiting assistant professor at College of the Holy Cross.
Marcella is a senior undergraduate student at University of Connecticut- Waterbury campus. She joined the lab in the Fall semester of 2019 as a research assistant. Marcella will be graduating with a B.A. in Psychological Sciences, as well as a minor in Business Fundamentals in May of 2020. She plans to attend graduate school to pursue a career as a school counselor.
Christina is an undergraduate senior at the University of Connecticut, Waterbury. She joined the lab in the Fall semester of 2018 as a research assistant. Christina will be graduating with a B.A. in Psychological Sciences in 2019. She plans to attend graduate school to pursue a career in art therapy.
Emily is a senior undergraduate student at University of Connecticut- Waterbury campus. She joined the lab in the Fall semester of 2019 as a research assistant. Emily has obtained an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences and is expected to graduate in May 2020 with a B.A. in Psychological Sciences. She plans to attend graduate school in the Fall of 2020 to receive a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Jiongnan is a senior undergraduate student at UConn, Storrs. She is currently pursuing a degree in Psychological Sciences and is on a Pre-Medical track. Jiongnan joined the lab in Fall semester of 2018 as a research assistant, and has assisted with data coding and data collection for multiple projects. She eventually hopes to go to medical school to become a physician.
Zyria is a junior undergraduate student at the University of Connecticut-Waterbury. She is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Human Development and Family Studies. Zyria joined the lab in the 2019 Fall semester as a research assistant. After her undergraduate education, Zyria plans on continuing her education by going to graduate school for School Psychology. Her goal is to become a School Psychologist, and plans to use the skills she gains in the lab to help in her future career.