Current Lab Members

Espinosa_picture_1Principal Investigator

Adriana Espinosa

Dr. Espinosa runs the ARHAMP lab. She received a PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research centers on the role of social and environmental stressors on the health (i.e., physical and mental) and adaptation (e.g., educational and job attainment) of marginalized populations.



Lab Manager

Jocelyn Goldberg

Jocelyn is currently completing her M.A in Mental Health Counseling at City College. Prior to this, she earned her B.A. in Psychology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Jocelyn’s research focuses on paternal care and mental health outcomes in adulthood.



Project Manager

Older Vera

He received his BS in applied mathematics and statistics from SUNY at Stony Brook. Currently, he is a high school equivalency diploma instructor at LaGuardia College and a graduate student pursuing a masters’ in public administration in the Colin Powell School at City College of New York. Older is interested in education research that would improve education outcomes among undeserved communities.


Research Assistant

XiangFu (Richie) Zhang

I earned my BS in Psychology from the City College of New York in 2016. My research interests include the role of self-confidence and parenting style on academic performance. I am currently in the process of preparing my application for graduate school to study school psychology.




Aleksandr Tikhonov (Lab manager, graduate)

Armando Avila (Research Assistant, undergraduate)

Elvine Andjembe (Research Assistant, graduate)

Fady Gries (Research Assistant, undergraduate)

Isabella Fante (Research Assistant, graduate)

Patrece Davis (Research Assistant, undergraduate)

Samantha Deokinanan (Research Assistant, undergraduate)

Shanzida Islam (Research Assistant, undergraduate)

Troyana Smalls (Research Assistant, undergraduate)

Victoria Juste, (Lab Manager, graduate)