Student Research Assistants

Aubrey Sahouria

Neuroscience Major – Class of 2022

Aubrey is a Senior at the University of New England from Richmond, California. She is majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Applied Mathematics. Aubrey is going into her fourth year of working in the RCC lab and serves as lab supervisor and study coordinator. She hopes to someday earn a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience and study how language interacts with the brain. Aubrey wanted to join the Reading Comprehension and Cognition lab to delve into the world of research on the mind and language. She is delighted to work in the RCC lab, as it gives her many opportunities to grow as a student, as a researcher, and as a person. “There are so many different experiences that come from working in Dr. Stiegler-Balfour’s lab, and I am so thankful to partake in them as an undergraduate. I know this is only the beginning, and I am excited to see what’s in store!”

Emily Newborough

Psychology Major – Class of 2023

Emily is a Junior at the University of New England from Sandown, New Hampshire. She is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Political Science as well as Women and Gender Studies. This is Emily’s third year in the RCC lab. Her goal is to obtain a PhD in one of the many areas of psychology with the dreams of becoming a forensic psychologist. Emily was interested in joining the Reading Comprehension and Cognition lab as she would gain insight into the world of research and would learn valuable skills that will be needed in her professional career. “I am very grateful for the opportunity to work alongside not only Dr. Stiegler-Balfour but also the other members of the lab as I know that I can learn so much from all of them.”

Haley Enos

Psychology Major – Class of 2023

Haley is a third-year student from Sandwich, Massachusetts. She is currently majoring in Psychology and minoring in Philosophy and Writing at the University of New England. This will be her second year working in the lab, and her first year working with participants in person! In the future she hopes to obtain her PhD in order to work in academia or in a clinical setting with disabled youth. Haley is excited to continue working in the Reading Comprehension and Cognition lab as it gives her a new outlet with which to explore the field of Psychology. “I know this experience will both challenge me and open up doors for me in ways that I could never imagine. I can’t wait to continue working alongside Dr. Stiegler-Balfour and the rest of the team!”

Gracie Ouellette

Psychology Major – Class of 2024

Gracie is a Sophomore who grew up locally in Biddeford, Maine. She is majoring in Psychology and minoring in both Writing and Mental Health Rehabilitation at the University of New England. This will be Gracie’s first year in the Reading Comprehension and Cognition lab! Her goal is to pursue graduate school after completing her undergraduate at UNE to obtain a PsyD in Clinical Psychology, where she hopes to one day have her own practice working with clients. Gracie is excited for this new opportunity to work in the RCC lab, as she hopes to gain valuable experience in research and learn to challenge herself to think scientifically about real-life psychology topics relevant to her education. “I am so grateful for the opportunity to work alongside Dr. Stiegler-Balfour and this supportive, knowledgeable group of fellow students passionate about psychology and research. I cannot wait to see what this new experience will bring!”