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Cara H. Cashon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

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Graduate Research Assistants

Katherine G. Golway

Hi! My name is Katie Kaufling Golway and I’m in my third year pursing a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology at the University of Louisville, with an emphasis in Developmental Psychology. I volunteered in the Infant Cognition Lab during undergrad before receiving my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Bellarmine University in 2019. My current research interests include parent-infant interactions and parent mental health. When I’m not in the lab you can usually find me doing something outdoors, trying a new recipe, watching Netflix, or hanging out with my friends and family.

Kaelin Kinney

My name is Kaelin Kinney. I received my B.A. from the University of Louisville followed by a year of work at Centerstone as a therapeutic aide before starting my graduate career in the Experimental Psychology PhD program here at UofL. My current research interests include infant cognition and developmental disabilities. In my free time I love practicing agility with my dog, cuddling with my cats, hiking, and spending time with my family.

Undergraduate Students

Katherine Whitaker

My name is Katherine Whitaker. I am from Williamsburg, Kentucky, and I am a junior Grawemeyer Scholar and Psychology major with a Philosophy minor. After graduating from UofL, I plan to work towards a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. When I’m not doing homework or working at UofL’s Office of Admissions, I like exploring Louisville, reading mystery novels, and spending time with friends and my cat.

Mallory Thompson

My name is Mallory Thompson and I am from Georgetown, Kentucky. I am currently a junior Psychology major with a minor in Biology. After I graduate from UofL, I plan to either attend Physician Assistant school or get a Ph.D. in Psychology. In my free time I enjoy travelling around the U.S., baking, and hanging out with friends and family!

Jeraan Fernando

My name is Jeraan Fernando. I am from Union, KY and I am a current junior at the University of Louisville. I am studying Mathematics, Neuroscience, and Biology and I have had some past research experience in some biology projects. My plan is to do an MBA after graduating. Then I will decide on what program I will do (either medical school or another graduate program). I enjoy watching the NBA and reading adventure stories.

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