Dr. Mello's Students


JuliaJulia Moon

She/Her/Hers

Julia is a recent graduate of the Social, Personality, and Affective Science Psychology master’s program at San Francisco State University. As project coordinator for the TRDRP-funded research project, she facilitates participant recruitment, study materials preparation, and data collection/analysis. She is passionate about examining factors that promote social and emotional development in adolescents.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Betsy

Betsy Centeno

She/Her/Hers

Betsy is a graduate student in the Psychology Mind, Brain, and Behavior master’s program at San Francisco State University. She is the Co-Lab Manager for Time Lab and a Research Assistant for the TRDRP-funded research project where she takes part in data collection such as the interview, transcription, and translation process. Her research interests include racial and ethnic identity, racial/ethnic marginalized adolescents, educational, and health disparities. 

 

 

 

 

 


Jesse

Jesse Simnegar

He/Him/His

Jesse is a graduate student in the Social, Personality, and Affective Science  Psychology master’s program at San Francisco State University. He is the assistant Time Lab manager and a research assistant for the TRDRP-funded research project where he takes part in data collection and study material preparation. He is interested in adolescent social development and the impact of social class and discrimination on adolescent outcomes.

 

 

 

 

 


Alejandra

Alejandra Felicia Arredondo

She/Her/Hers

Alejandra is a first-year graduate student in the Social, Personality, and Affective Science Psychology program at San Francisco State University. As a research assistant for Dr. Mello’s Time Lab, she is currently assisting on the TRDRP-funded research project. She is interested in studying the effects of immigration-based discrimination on an adolescent’s mental well-being.  

 

 

 


Ilke

Ilke Bayazitli

She/Her/Hers

Ilke is a first-year graduate student in the Social, Personality, and Affective Science Psychology master’s program at San Francisco State University. She works as a research assistant for the TRDRP-funded research project where she takes part in the preparation of materials and data collection. She is particularly interested in examining factors that influence well-being in adolescents, educational experiences, and promoting healthy development of the youth

 

 

 

 

 

 


Lena

Lena Azzouz

She/Her/Hers

Lena is a graduate student in the Psychology Mind, Brain, and Behavior master’s program at San Francisco State University. She is a research assistant for the TRDRP-funded research project, where she takes part in data collection as well as study material preparation. Her research interests include discrimination based on race/ethnicity and mental health outcomes in adolescents who are a part of marginalized communities.

 

 

 

 

 


The TimeLab is located in EP 510.

 

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

 

Project Coordinator

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

 

Lab Manager

Betsy Centeno, M.A. in progress, San Francisco State University

 

Assistant Lab Manager

Jesse Simnegar, M.A. in progress, San Francisco State University

 

Graduate Research Assistants

Alejandra Felicia Arredondo, M.A. in progress, San Francisco State University

Ilke Bayazitli, M.A. in progress, San Francisco State University

Lena Azzouz, M.A. in progress, San Francisco State University

 

Alumni     


 

LauraLaura Finan

Assistant Professor, Illinois State University

Research interests include how social-ecological factors contribute to adolescents' and young adults' health and health risk behaviors.

 

 

 

 

 


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

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

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

Julie Chandler, Doctoral Student, Clinical Psychology, Central Michigan 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, Psychology Honors Program Student, Postdoctoral Fellow, Oregon Social Learning Center

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

Jules Kutner, Psychology Honors Program Student, M.A. Student, San Francisco State University

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

Julia Moon, M.A. Student, Graduate Research Assistant, Doctoral Student Applicant

Liliana Celesia Moore, Graduate Student, Clinical Research Coordinator, San Francisco VA Medical Center

Victoria C. Paoloni, Psychology Honors Program Student, M.A. Student, San Jose State University

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

Erick Romero, Psychology Honors Program Student

Gabriela Michelle Sollis, Undergraduate Research Assistant

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

Erica Walker, Psychology Honors Program Student, 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 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2021

(Top row, from left) Betsy Aracely Paredes Centeno, Dr. Mello, Jules Kutner

(Second row, from left) Jesse Simnegar, Lena Azzouz, Julia Moon

(Bottom row, from left) Erick Romero, Liliana Celesia Moore

 

spring 2020
Spring 2020

(Top row, from left) Lindsey Seril, Julia Moon, Jules Kutner

(Second row, from left) Lena Azzouz, Dr. Mello, Erick Romero

(Bottom row, from left) Rebecca Lieber, Liliana Celesia Moore

 

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TimeLab 2018–2019

(Top row, from left) Natasha Govind, Bianca Gonzalez, Daniel Campos, Aldo Pizano, Dr. Mello, Aimee Montano, Khoi Tran, Jack Chase

(Second row, from left) Melissa Gonzales, Jena D'Amico, Lindsey Seril, Julia Moon, Jennifer Wahleithner

(Bottom row) Kendra Ferguson

 

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Spring 2019

Julia Moon, a first-year graduate student working under the direction of Dr. 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!

Credit for left photo goes to Jordan Kubat Photography, 2019

 

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Spring 2018            

(From left) Adelaja Abosede, Dr. Ekundayo, Dr. 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. Mello, Julie Chandler, Celeste Lopez

 

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Spring 2016

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

 

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High School Data Collection Summer 2016

(From left) Manpreet Kaur, Mariah Sewell

 

academic year 2015-16


Academic Year 2015–2016

(From left) Clemens Rade, Maryam Tavakoli, Caitlin Collins, Dr. Mello, Erica Walker, Victoria Paoloni, Gabriela Solis, Julie Chandler, Alyssa Youngquist 

 

spring 2015
Spring 2015

(From left) Izzy Mayes, Dr. Mello, Alexa Davidson, Christina Marquez, Alyssa Youngquist, Erica Walker

 

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Summer 2014

Victoria Paoloni

(Photograph courtesy of Diane Fenster)

 

spring 2013

 

 

Spring 2013

(From left) Dr. Mello, AnnMarie Stiasny, Jamie Jaramillo, Isaac C. S. Wiggers

 

academic 10-12

 

Academic Years 2010–2012

(From left) KrisAnn McBroom, Hilary Anton-Stang, Laura Finan, Dr. Mello, Tavia Sharpe, Carmen M. Gutíerrez, Lee A. Hand