Research assistants in the Cognitive Aging Lab are responsible for scheduling participants, administering and scoring cognitive tests, and entering data in spreadsheets.


Summer 2017 Research Assistants

Allison Belkowitz

Allison Belkowitz is a fourth year from Fairfax Station, Virginia. She is majoring in psychology with a minor in biology. She currently plans on going to graduate school in hopes of becoming a Clinical Psychologist. Allison is also involved in her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta, as Administrative Vice President on her executive board. Allison is also a Research Assistant in the Babylab of the Psychology department at UVA. Additionally, this year she is volunteering at the UVA Hospital in the Acute Pediatrics section of the hospital. In her free time, Allison enjoys baking, watching netflix, and hanging out with her friends.

Natalie Buchen

Natalie Buchen is a fourth year majoring in Psychology and Women & Gender Studies. After graduation, she plans on attending graduate school to work towards her degree in Clinical Psychology. During the school year at UVA, she works as a research assistant in multiple psychology labs and is an active member in her sorority, Delta Zeta. In her free time, she enjoys drinking iced coffee, fostering puppies, and long walks on the beach.



Daniel Sausen

Daniel Sausen is a fourth year undergraduate student majoring in biology and minoring in art history with the goal of attending medical school. He enjoys all things related to the sciences with a particular interest in mechanisms of disease. Around grounds, he is involved in the French club and club running. He enjoys reading, running, and playing the piano.



Dan Foulds

Dan Foulds is a third year undergraduate at the University of Virgnia, pursuing a double major in Psychology and Cognitive Science. He is interested in several fields of research including Social and Clinical Psychology and Neuroscience. In his spare time, he enjoys hobbies including painting, woodworking, and hiking, as well as losing footraces to his two rescued racing greyhounds, George and Gracie.



Isabelle Witteveen

Isabelle Witteveen is a second year who plans to study biochemistry at the University of Virginia. She enjoys learning any subject involving math and science and would like to pursue a career in research after completing her education. At UVA she is involved with Alpha Chi Sigma, the professional chemistry fraternity, Club Swimming, and volunteers with local elementary schoolers through Kids Acting Out. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, hiking, listening to the Beatles, and finding new places to eat around Charlottesville.



Jun Bae

Jun Bae is a second year undergraduate from Richmond, VA in the College of Arts and Sciences. He intends to major in Psychology and Religious Studies, and his primary interests are mental illnesses and their relations to various cognitive processes. He hopes to apply to a medical school after his undergraduate studies. Outside of academics, he is a member of The Hooligans, a breakdancing crew at the University, and he enjoys traveling to different cities for breakdancing events.


Michael Larsen

Michael Larsen is currently a fourth year psychology and biology major. His particular interests are in neural systems and cognitive processes associated with behavior and socialization. His personal interests are hiking, fishing, skiing, and water-sports.


Virginia Clemo

Virginia Clemo just graduated with a degree in Psychology at the University of Virginia. Next fall she will continue studying psychology at grad school at George Washington University. Her areas of interest are clinical psychology and early child development. She has worked in Program for Anxiety, Cognition, and Treatment laboratory with Professor Teachman and in Professor Patterson’s laboratory looking at sexual orientation and the family. Outside of school, Virginia enjoys napping and trying new ice cream flavors.



Nathan Berelovich

Nathan Berelovich is a third year studying Cognitive Science with a specialization in Psychology and Computer Science at the University of Virginia. He is involved with Shakespeare on the Lawn and the professional chemistry fraternity, Alpha Chi Sigma. Besides these, Nathan enjoys hanging out with friends, food (especially any type of pasta), and long walks on the beach.