2018 Alumni

Alexa graduated from UMass Amherst with her B.S. in Psychology in the class of 2019. She is now working as a Lab Manager and Study Coordinator at the Cohen Lab at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Additionally, she keeps in touch with the SEED Lab to help with fNIRS coding for analysis purposes. In the next two years she plans to attend graduate school and eventually obtain her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.

Kodi is a Beagle/Shepherd mix who graduated in the class of 2019 with her B.S. (Best Service) in Dog from UMass Amherst. She is currently working as Service Dog for her handler, Alexa, at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. When she is not working, she enjoys sleeping, eating, and sniffing.

Brian joined the SEED lab when it was just three empty rooms filled with boxes of equipment. He worked in the lab for a year helping to get operations up and running. He graduated from the Commonwealth Honors College at UMass Amherst in 2019. After four years at UMass he has decided to explore a new part of the country and to start new adventure.


Amanda Nabasaliza received her B.S. in Psychology from UMass Amherst in the Spring of 2018. Amanda plans to take a year off to work before applying to med schools. Amanda was also an inaugural member who spent numerous hours working diligently to grow the SEED Lab from its inception. Thank you, Amanda!


Dani Kessler graduated from UMass Amherst’s School of Public Health in the Spring of 2018. Dani plans to attend PA school in the coming years. As an inaugural member of the SEED Lab, Dani helped to lift the lab from a trio of empty rooms to a fully functioning research lab at a top-rate academic institution. Thank you for all your hard work, Dani!

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