Dr. Mello's Students

Research Laboratory located in EP 510


Students who are interested in joining Dr. Mello’s lab should send an email to 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


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

Aimee Adriana

Brittney Black

Jack Chase

Tasneem Dadabhoy

Cindy Diaz

Gabriela Guzman 

Jasmine Jaciw 

Jeffrey Liang

Omar Martinez

Julia Moon

Jasmine Olaguez

Cassia Pereira Azvedo Leite

Elizabeth Rivera 

Lindsay Seril

Jennifer Wahleithner



Selected Past Students

Name, 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, Tenure-Track Faculty, 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 


Spring 2018

Adelaja Abosede, Dr. Ekundayo, Dr. Mello

Group Photo

Spring 2017

Laura Alcarez, Liceth Solis, Dr. Mello, Julie Chandler, Celeste Lopez


Spring 2016

Manpreet Kaur, Dr. Zena Mello, Alyssa Youngquist 


High School Data Collection Summer 2016

Manpreet Kaur, Mariah Sewell


Summer 2014

Victoria Paoloni

(Photograph courtesy of Diane Fenster)