SSCP Student Representatives

Nora Barnes-Horowitz, B.A.

My name is Nora Barnes-Horowitz, and I am currently a 3rd year graduate student in the UCLA Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, working under the mentorship of Dr. Michelle Craske. I received my B.A. from the University of Virginia in 2017, and then moved to Los Angeles to work for two years as a clinical research coordinator on the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge with Dr. Craske, before beginning graduate school in 2019. My research focuses on identifying shared factors of depression and anxiety that influence treatment response and psychotherapeutic mechanisms of change. In turn, I hope to apply this knowledge to inform treatment selection and personalization approaches to more effectively treat these disorders. 

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