Undergraduate Students

Current Research Assistants 


Melissa McHugh

Hi, I’m Mel McHugh. I graduated from Marquette University in 2013 with a degree in Psychology and Supply Chain Management. I plan to apply to PhD programs specializing in Sport and Exercise Psychology. My current projects include studying the market for sport psychology services for youth and parents’ perceived benefits of youth sport participation. I have been a member of the Child Stress and Coping Lab since Fall 2016. I really enjoy learning about the qualitative coding process and the opportunity to improve my research writing.



Shakai Reynolds

Hi, my name is Shakai Reynolds and I am currently in my junior year at UW-Milwaukee pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I plan to immediately obtain my master’s degree in counseling psychology in order to eventually start a career as a marriage and family counselor. My research interests include studying attachment between parents and children; however, I am interested in all aspects of human relations. This is my first semester working in the Child Stress and Coping lab. Volunteering in this lab has benefited me in multiple ways; specifically my participation has provided me with the knowledge of the procedures in the analysis process for qualitative research.


Haley Hornung

Hello, my name is Haley Hornung. I am 20 years old and entering my 3rd and final year as an undergraduate student in the Psychology department here at UWM. After completing my Bachelor’s, I hope to attend a graduate school in Colorado. After that I plan to dedicate my time to research in a Social Psychology lab and making contributions to the general body of knowledge in that field. My ultimate goal is to become a professor in a University for a Social Psychology course. Participating in this lab is an amazing opportunity for me to gain the essential experience necessary to work in a lab and I am honored to be part of it because I love Psychology so much.


Skip to toolbar