SSCP Student Representatives

Alexandra Klein, M.A. 

My name is Alexandra (Ali) Klein, and I graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Psychology in 2015. Following graduation, I worked as a full-time Research Assistant at the VA Boston Healthcare System in the National Center for PTSD on a study examining trajectories of PTSD in Veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan under the supervision of Dr. Brian Marx. In 2017, I began graduate school at Case Western Reserve University in the PTSD Research and Treatment Program under the mentorship of Dr. Norah Feeny. Broadly, my research interests involve improving access to and efficacy of evidence-based interventions for PTSD. I am specifically interested in identifying novel bottom-up approaches to facilitate clinical decision making and dissemination and implementation of these interventions. You can reach me at

Rachel Walsh, B.S. 

My name is Rachel Walsh and I am a second year graduate student at Temple University in the Dr. Lauren Alloy's Mood and Cognition Lab.  After graduating from Carnegie Mellon in 2015 with a BS in psychology, I completed a two-year post-bacc at NIMH in the Genetic Epidemiology Branch working on a family study of mood and anxiety disorders led by Dr. Kathleen Merikangas. I then moved to Rhode Island to take a position at Bradley Hospital of Brown University in the Adolescent Mood and Behavior Lab. Under the mentorship of Richard Liu, I helped coordinate studies examining the underlying mechanisms of teen suicidality. We specifically examined how impulsivity, life stress, neurocognitive indices confer risk for self-injurious thoughts and behaviors (SITB). Broadly, I am interested in using ambulatory assessment methodologies like ecological momentary assessment (EMA) and actigraphy to understand how sleep and circadian rhythms increase risk for mood episodes and help predict SITB in adolescents. I can be reached at or on academic twitter (rachel__walsh)!

SSCP Student Committee Members

  • Nora Barnes-Horowitz – University of California, Los Angeles
  • Madeline Bruce – Saint Louis University
  • Evan Burdette – University of Miami
  • Frannie Calkins – University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Mallory Garnett – University of Delaware
  • Zishan Jiwani – The New School
  • Samantha Noose – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Jennifer Pearlstein – University of California, Berkeley
  • Ana Rabasco – Fordham University
  • Angela Santee – University of Rochester
  • Ellie Steele – Mississippi State University
  • Ivy Tran – Hofstra University

Former Student Board Members:

  • Ana Rabasco, MA: Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Fordham University
  • Joya Hampton-Anderson, PhD: Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow at Emory University School of Medicine
  • Kelly Knowles, MA: Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Vanderbilt University
  • Jessica Hamilton, PhD: Postdoctoral Scholar at University of Pittsburgh