HEART Lab Alumni

Graduate Student Alumni

Alyssa Billington, Ph.D.

Alyssa (they/them) is a post doctoral research associate in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Christopher Maniotes, Ph.D.

Chris is an Assistant Professor in Human Services at Eastern Illinois University.

Jaclyn Theisen Raub, Ph.D.

TeKisha Rice, Ph.D.

TeKisha (she/her) is an Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Science at Virginia Tech.

J. Kale Monk, Ph.D., CFLE

Kale is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Post Doc Alumni

Kiersten Dobson

Kiersten is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto.

Undergraduate Student Alumni

Kayla Evans

Kayla Evans (she/her) is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from the University of Illinois pursuing a career in the health care industry.

Abby Crane

Abby is pursuing a Master’s in Social Work at the University of Illinois Chicago.

Madelyn Yoo, M.S.

Maddie (she/her) is a graduate of the Masters in Occupational Therapy Program at Washington University in St. Louis. She is now applying to PhD programs in Social Work and Sociology guided by research interests in child health and ecological systems in the context of the climate crisis.

Katie Malcharek, MSW

Katie has a Master’s in Social Work.

Brianna Vargas-Gonzalez

Brianna (she/her) is a Coordinator for Catalog and Course Management at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Victoria Najjar, LMFT

Victoria has a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Adler Institute.

Ian Hulette, MSW

Ian has a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Emma Collins, MSW

Emma has a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Kansas.

Taylor Vaca, MFT

Taylor is a Marriage and Family Therapist.

Molly Devereaux, M.S.

Molly has a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Baruch College.

Sydney Beck

Sydney is an Early Childcare Professional.

Devin Weiss, MA

Devin is a Research Associate at FCLTGlobal.

Vanida Vesuntia, MFT

Vanida is a Marriage and Family Therapist.

Jeremy Kanter, Ph.D.

Jeremy (he/him) is an Assistant Professor in Child and Family Studies at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.