For the second year running, Ms Emily Willoughby won the Best Student Talk at ISIR 2019, with The First Longitudinal Investigation of Cognitive Ability in Adult Adoptive Families. Huge congratulations to Emily, who says ". . . what an honor to receive the award twice. Not sure if deserved, but certainly appreciated."
Emily is starting her fourth year of a Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, where she works in personality, individual differences & behavioral genetics with James J. Lee and Matt McGue. With a background in biology, Emily’s research ...
Biosketch: Inga grew up in Paderborn, Germany. She received her M.Sc. in Applied Cognitive Psychology from the University of Twente (Netherlands) in 2013 where she then started her Ph.D. research at the department of Research Methodology, Measurement and Data Analysis. Her doctoral dissertation discusses a number of psychometric issues that require special attention in the analysis of genetically-informative data and proposes new methodology in the form of multilevel item response theory (IRT) (pdf). She held a postdoctoral fellowship at the department of ...
Cassidy grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah with a family who has supported her throughout her entire life. Growing up with family and friends who were constantly asking for her advice is what drove Cassidy in to the world of behavioral science. Cassidy received her Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral Science with an emphasis in Psychology this past Spring from Utah Valley University. Cassidy will be continuing her education at the University of Utah and will be getting her Master's Degree in Social Work. Cassidy is hoping to work in the hospital ...
Helen Elizabeth Davis
Biosketch: Helen Elizabeth Davis
Helen grew up in the borderlands of southern New Mexico where she enjoyed a free-range childhood hunting for ladybugs in the Sacramento Mountains. She received her B.A. from the University of Missouri in 2003. Before attending graduate school, Helen began working for the Tsimane Health and Life History Project in lowland Bolivia. She received her M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico, where she focused on the effects of formal schooling on cognitive performance among foraging and transitioning populati...
Jacqueline M. Caemmerer
Biosketch: Jackie grew up in a small town in New York and later lived in New York City where she earned a master’s degree in school psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. She began working on her PhD at the University of Texas at Austin in 2011 and simultaneously earned a master’s degree in quantitative methods. At UT, she was mentored by Tim Keith and developed research interests in the structure of intelligence and the influence of cognitive abilities on students’ academic achievement with an advanced quantitative methods ...