Undergraduate Research Assistants


Ryanne Giorgione

Ryanne is a junior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Sociology and Human Development and Family Studies. She is interested in child development and clinical psychology. Ryanne plans to attend graduate school with the hope of helping children with chronic illnesses. She is highly involved with THON through her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha, and served as a THON chair for 2015. 


Naqing Zheng

Naqing Zheng is currently a junior in the College of Health and Human Development (HHD) majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders, as well as, minoring in Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHS). She is highly interested in childhood and adolescent development; specifically speech and language development and how it is affected by behavioral and environmental factors. She hopes to attend graduate school for Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) shortly after completing her undergraduate studies here at Pennsylvania State University. 


Jaclyn Yuro

Jaclyn Yuro is currently a sophomore at the Pennsylvania State University majoring in Psychology in addition to pursuing minors in Human Development & Family Studies and Italian.  She is also a member of the Penn State Dance Alliance and is heavily involved in their THON efforts.  She is especially interested in developmental psychology and loves working with children. Jaclyn plans to go on to graduate school to pursue a career as a Child Life Specialist.


Jensen Re

Jensen Re is currently a senior studying psychology at The Pennsylvania State University. He is interested in models of emotional production and perception, with a focus on facial expressions of emotion and its crucial role in human communication. He plans to obtain a graduate degree in the field of cognitive psychology, and inspires to be a professor in the field. He loves the outdoors and is an active member in the PSU outing club.