As a first generation Greek American, I strongly believe in the value of varied perspectives in language, life, and any field of study. My family, my travels, my relationships, my education, and my investigations guide and nourish me as a researcher, an educator, and life explorer.
Ph.D. in Applied Cognitive Psychology, Claremont Graduate University
M.Phil. in Social & Developmental Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
Elizabeth Shaw is a PhD student in Clinical Psychology at Palo Alto University. She is originally from Seattle, WA and graduated from Smith College in 2016 with a BA in psychology. After graduation, she researched the effects of early life adversity using fMRI data at the University of Washington. Elizabeth also worked at the Autism Center, providing therapy for children diagnosed with ADHD and Autism. She is interested in researching resilience in children/adolescents that have experienced early life adversity. Elizabeth is currently working on projects around the impact of COVID-19 on adolescents and the impact of alloparenting in South Africa.
Gentry is a PhD student in the Clinical Psychology program at Palo Alto University. She has earned three Master’s degrees (Secondary Education, Psychology, and Marriage and Family Therapy). She also has two bachelor’s degrees (Psychology and Criminal Justice). Gentry is interested in pursuing research related to maternal mental health and the maternal bond. In her free time, Gentry enjoys traveling, watching movies, and spending time with her two cats — Remy and Harlow.
Elise (she/ her) is a Clinical Psychology PhD student at Palo Alto University. She graduated from Salisbury University with a BS in Elementary and Early Childhood Education in 2016 and a BA in Psychology with a minor in cognitive science in 2020. Elise is currently interested in researching children’s developmental cognitive abilities, such as language, memories, emotion regulation, and executive functioning. During her free time Elise likes to read, go to the beach, and hang out with friends.
Noemie Cloutier is a PhD student in the Clinical Psychology program at Palo Alto University. She received her B.A. degree in Psychology with a minor in English from Lewis and Clark College. She plans to pursue the Trauma area of emphasis with a focus on children and adolescents, and has continuing experience as a teacher with a variety of age groups.