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Our Team

Dr. Rosanna Breaux

Director

Dr. Breaux's research focuses on the emotional and social functioning of children and adolescents with ADHD, with a focus on emotion regulation. She is also interested in understanding the role parents play in shaping children and adolescent's social and emotional development. She utilizes a multi-method of assessing emotional development, including behavioral ratings, behavioral observations, and psychophysiological measures of ANS activity. Additionally, Dr. Breaux is working to evaluate and disseminate the RELAX intervention for adolescents with ADHD.

Research Associates

Courtney Swanson

Graduate Clinician

Courtney Swanson is a graduate student in the Clinical Science Psychology doctoral program at Virginia Tech. In 2019, she graduated with honors from Indiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minors in Criminology and Counseling. During her years as an undergraduate, she was a Research Assistant in several labs including ISU’s ADHD Clinic. Broadly, her research interests include diversity’s effect on treatment utilization and efficacy, comorbidity of ADHD and other behavioral and emotional disorders, and how early identification and intervention can result in improved developmental trajectories.

Amber Attreed

Amber is a Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychology major pursuing a minor in Integrative Health and Wellness.  She is from Manassas, Virginia.  Amber is interested in mental health and aspires to attend medical school and study neuropsychiatry.  Outside of the lab, she is a hearing panel member for Virginia Tech’s Honor Council and is involved in Nu Rho Psi, the national honor society for neuroscience. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga and drinking coffee.

 

 

Tohfe Beidas

Tohfe is a Psychology major pursuing an Arabic minor from Alexandria, VA. She is interested in studying clinical psychology in graduate school and wants to work with children in this field, possibly in the Middle East. Outside of the lab, she works as an intern at the Women’s Center here at VT and is an active member in her sorority. Tohfe also loves to travel every summer and, when at home, assists instructors at a ballet barre studio.

 

Carli Carpenter

Carli is a junior Clinical Neuroscience major with a Spanish minor.  She is originally from Fairfax, Virginia. After college she intends to go to PA school to become a Physician’s Assistant focusing on pediatrics. Carli is involved in pre-PA club and students helping Honduras. 

Kameron Cummings

Kameron is a Psychology Major from Charlotte, North Carolina. She has a passion for working with children and is interested in attending graduate school to become a School or Child Psychologist. Outside of the lab, she serves as the Psychology Club leader and volunteers her time with College Mentors For Kids. Kameron also is very passionate about fitness and health and works as a Cycle Instructor at the gym and the Health and Wellness Chair of her sorority.

 

 

Ritika Kaloji

Ritika is a Biology major with a minor in Leadership and Social Change from Virginia Beach, Virginia. Following her time at VT, she is hoping to continue on to pursue a career in the health professions field, specifically in a pediatric specialty. Outside of the lab, Ritika enjoys mentoring local middle school girls through the A.W.A.R.E. program here at Virginia Tech. She also serves as a leader of the Operation Smile Club and is an active member in her sorority. 

Emma Larkin

Emma is a biology major from Richmond, Virginia. She is interested in health psychology and aspires to attend medical school to become a doctor. Outside of the lab, she volunteers at the hospital and enjoys playing lacrosse and basketball. 

Annalee Lowman

Annalee is a Human Development major pursuing minors in Psychology and Disabilities Studies. She is from Roanoke, Virginia. She is interested in studying school counseling in graduate school. Additionally, she wants to work with children and adolescents with disabilities. Outside of the lab, she works as a teacher's assistant at a Montessori school in Roanoke. She enjoys outside adventures such as hiking and she loves attending Virginia Tech sporting events.

Rebecca Rush

Rebecca is working towards obtaining a dual degree in biology and psychology and she is from Richmond, Virginia. She is particularly interested in childhood psychopathology and aspires to attend graduate school to obtain a master’s in counseling and human development with a specialization in mental health. Outside of the lab Rebecca is involved with the Autism Society of Central Virginia and volunteers in the community by walking the dogs at the vet school. In her spare time, she enjoys nature, playing the ukulele, and watching the Hokies play football. 

 

 

Katey Woolfolk

Katey Woolfolk is an undergraduate psychology major from Charlottesville, Virginia.  She has worked extensively with children and adolescents and is particularly interested in childhood socioemotional development, with plans to attend graduate school to continue her studies in this field.  Outside of the lab, she serves as a Resident Advisor for East Campbell Hall.  She also loves animals and enjoys dog-walking as a member of the Veterinary School’s BARC Club (Bonding with Animals through Recreation on Campus.)