Michelle Harmon is a Lab Coordinator in the Infant and Child Lab. She oversees all aspects of the lab from grant management to the lab’s physical space. Michelle brings extensive knowledge of conducting research, project management and Temple’s operating systems to the lab. Prior to joining the lab, her research projects focused on early childhood education, welfare reform and childcare subsidies, and most recently completed a 10-year study on the effects of criminal justice system involvement on first time juvenile offenders. Michelle is thrilled to have returned to her research roots in early childhood education. In addition, Michelle is a certified personal defense instructor and mom to four awesome kids and a pup.
Emily Mahon is a lab coordinator working with with Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek on projects exploring screen media and Playful Learning Landscapes
. Emily graduated from Temple University in May 2021 with a B.A. in psychology. Her research during her time at Temple focused primarily on vocabulary acquisition and language development in preschool students. She is interested in how a teacher’s continued education can improve students’ experiences in the classroom, having spent time leading classrooms herself. Emily plans on continuing her education in developmental psychology.
After earning three Associate’s degrees from West Valley College, Sabrina earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. While at UCLA, she worked with the Bjork Learning and Forgetting Lab, as well as the Zili Perceptual Processing and Computational Lab. Now, she works as a lab coordinator for the Research in Spatial Cognition Lab with Drs. Nora Newcombe and Tim Shipley. She is interested in cognitive psychology, specifically the development of memory.
Josh graduated with a B.A. in Cognitive Neuroscience and a minor in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. His undergrad research included working under Dr. Allyson Mackey at the Changing Brain Lab, as well as several other behavioral labs with focuses on Decision-Making and Morality. He is interested in studying the relationship between aging and memory, in the context of both early development and neurodegeneration.
Sarah graduated from Temple University in May 2021 with a B.A. in Psychology and English, along with a certificate in Spanish. During her undergraduate career, she worked with the Research in Spatial Cognition lab under Dr. Nora Newcombe investigating cognitive mapping. Her interests lie in cognition, development, and conducting research involving children.
Kate graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in cognitive neuroscience from Temple University in 2022. During undergrad, she worked under Dr. Peter Marshall in the Developmental Science Lab, completing independent research within the lab, related to neural representations of fingers. She is interested in cognition, specifically when memory begins to fail.