Lab Director: Annie Maheux

Assistant Professor

Winton Family Distinguished Fellow

Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

Lab Manager: Jordan Taliaferro

Jordan Taliaferro (she/her) is the Lab Manager for the Social Environments & Adolescence Lab (SEA Lab). In May 2023, she graduated from The University of Virginia (Wahoowa!) with a B.A. in Psychology and African/African-American Studies. She previously worked as a research assistant for the APPLE Lab under Dr. Gabrielle Adams and the F.H.I.R.E lab under Dr. Seanna Leath. Jordan is interested in how adolescents’ culture, interpersonal relationships, and social influences can affect mental health, well-being, emotional regulation, and academic development. She is also interested in exploring the best avenues to disseminate mental health information and interventions. She plans on continuing to explore these interests by pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology. In her free time she enjoys listening to music, watching tv, completing a puzzle, or redecorating her apartment.

Back left to right: Jordan Taliaferro, UNC graduate students Shedrick Garrett and Jack David

Front left to right: UNC graduate student Kara Fox, Annie Maheux, UNC and Winston Center faculty Dr. Kaitlyn Burnell

Undergraduate Research Assistants 

Fredre'Oni Terrado ' 27

Fredre'Oni (Oni) Terrado (she/her) is a first year in the College of Arts and Science. She is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. She is an Honors and Morehead-Cain Scholar. She is involved in APPLES Service-Learning Internship at the NC Therapeutic Riding Center, Honors Carolina Student Association- Community Events Committee, the Moment of Magic Foundation, and the UNC UnidadSemillas. In the future, she plans to pursue her PhD in Clinical Psychology. 

Katie Yoon ' 26

Katie Yoon (she/her) is a second-year student in the College of Arts & Sciences. She is double majoring in Neuroscience and Statistics & Analytics with a minor in Medicine, Literature, and Culture. She is the secretary and competing member of UNC’s club taekwondo team and is a research assistant at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities. In the future, she plans to continue research and pursue an MPH or PhD in Clinical Psychology or Neuroscience.

Teen Advisory Board 

Cheyenne Paw 

Cheyenne Paw (she/her) is a senior at Summit Public Schools: Shasta in Daly City, California. She is currently working as a high school research assistant for the SPARK Lab at Stanford University. Outside of school, she enjoys pottery, penpalling, and scrapbooking. In the future, she hopes to pursue a degree in Psychology or Sociology and work in research or policy. 

The SEA Lab is a part of the Winston National Center on Technology Use, Brain, and Psychological Development

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