Dr. Mello's Students


The TimeLab is located in EP 510.


Students who are interested in joining the TimeLab should send an email to Dr. Mello at zmello@sfsu.edu that includes a brief statement about career goals, CV/resume, and GPA.


Lab Manager

Julie V. Chandler, BA


Assistant Lab Manager

Olivia de la Piedra-Morrissey, BA


Graduate Students

Karlygash Assylkhan, Ph.D. in progress, Case Western University

Julia Moon, M.A. in progress, San Francisco State University

Lindsey Seril, M.A. in progress, San Francisco State University

Jennifer Wahleithner, Post-Baccalaureate, University of Washington


Undergraduate Students

Alhia Abbate

Aimee Adriana

Samirah Aldabeshi

Sarah Ali

Marcela Araujo

Brittney Black

Daniel Campos

Jack Chase

Tasneem Dadabhoy

Jena D'Amico

Cindy Diaz

Kendra Ferguson

Melissa Gonzales

Bianca Gonzalez

Natasha Govind

Gabriela Guzman 

Jasmine Jaciw 

Stephanie Kirkman

Jeffrey Liang

Hilary Martinez

Amy Maxwell

Aldo Pizano


High School Students

Laura Rosero


Selected Past Students

(Name, former position with Dr. Mello, current employment)          


Hilary Anton-Sang, Graduate Research Assistant, Clinical Director, Kid's Crossing

Dilrani Bhadare, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Ph.D., Clinical, Alliant University

Alexa L. Davidson, Undergraduate Research Assistant, County Health Advocate  

Dante D. Dixson, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Assistant Professor Wayne State University

Laura Finan, M.A. Student, Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, Illinois State University

Lee H. Hand, Undergraduate Research Assistant, English Instructor, China USA Society English Centers

Jamie Jaramillo, Undergraduate Honors Thesis, Graduate Student, Human Development, Oregon State University

Manpreet Kaur, M.A. Student, Graduate Research Assistant, Clinical Research Coordinator, University of California, San Francisco

Isabella Mayes, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Doctoral Student Applicant

Patricia L. Monaghan, Graduate Research Assistant, Ph.D., Clinical, Florida Institute of Technology 

Victoria C. Paoloni, Undergraduate Honors Thesis, M.A. Student, San Jose State University

Daishea Poole, M.A. Student, California Baptist University

Gabriela Michelle Sollis, Undergraduate Research Assistant

AnnMarie Stiasny, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Graduate Student, Counseling, Northcentral University

Erica Walker, Undergraduate Honors Thesis, M.A. Student, San Francisco State University

Isaac C. S. Wiggers, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Graduate Student, Industrial/Organization, Seattle Pacific University

Laura Yitzzel Alcaraz, Undergraduate Research Assistant, M.S. in progress, School Psychology, San Francisco State University

Alyssa Youngquist, M.A. Student, Clinical Research Coordinator, University of California, San Francisco 





Julia Moon, a first-year graduate student working under the direction of Dr. Zena R. Mello, won first place at the 33rd Annual California State University Student Research Competition! She presented her project entitled, "Time and Trepidation: An Examination of Thoughts and Feelings about the Past, Present, and Future and Anxiety among Adolescents" in the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Graduate Division. Congratulations, Julia!


Julia Moon

Jordan Kubat Photography, 2019






























Spring 2018            

(From left) Adelaja Abosede, Dr. Ekundayo, Dr. Zena R. Mello


The 5 people in the photo are dressed formally at a convention, posing and smiling at the camera.

Spring 2017

(From left) Laura Alcarez, Liceth Solis, Dr. Zena R. Mello, Julie Chandler, Celeste Lopez


4Spring 2016

(From left) Manpreet Kaur, Dr. Zena R. Mello, Alyssa Youngquist 



         High School Data Collection Summer 2016

(From left) Manpreet Kaur, Mariah Sewell



Summer 2014

Victoria Paoloni

(Photograph courtesy of Diane Fenster)