DEBORAH FASHOLÉ-LUKE, BA
Research Program Coordinator
In May of 2018, I graduated from Mount Holyoke College (in South Hadley, Massachusetts) with a BA in Experimental Psychology and a minor in English. I joined the BMRL shortly after that, and I have been working here as a research coordinator ever since. In my time at the lab so far, I have been primarily working on the Knee Osteoarthritis study under Dr. Claudia Campbell. During my undergraduate career, I had the opportunity to dive into and gain a lot of research experience, from interning at Dr. Wendy Berry Mendes’ Emotional, Health, and Psychophysiology Lab at UCSF, to completing an honors research project and thesis in my senior year entitled “International Student Experiences: Examining Acculturative Stress, Depression, Academic Success, Belonging, & Authenticity”. Throughout my research experiences, I have come to learn that I am very interested in the intersection between psychology and/or mental health and physical health, and their impact on various other outcomes (and vice versa). I am also interested in and have spent some time exploring the somewhat limited, but growing, focus on intersectionality and diversity, and how they may play into, affect, and develop the growing field of psychology.