Cara Cashon portrait

Cara H. Cashon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

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Graduate Research Assistants

Katherine Dixon

Katherine C. Dixon

My name is Kate Dixon. I graduated summa cum laude from The University of Tennessee: Knoxville with a B.A. in Psychology. I later returned to UTK for my M.A. in Experimental Psychology. I am now in my fifth year of study in the Experimental Psychology Ph.D. program at the University of Louisville. In my free time I play roller derby and paint.

Nonah M. Olesen

My name is Nonah Olesen. I completed my undergraduate degree and M.A. degree in Experimental Psychology at Missouri State University. I am now in my fourth year at the University of Louisville working towards a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology with an emphasis in Developmental Psychology. When I am not working in the lab or reading I am hiking, canoeing, or hanging out at home with my dog and cat.

Undergraduate Students

Hirra Iqbal

My name is Hirra Iqbal. I was born in Louisville Kentucky and am currently a Junior at the University of Louisville. As of right now, I am majoring in Psychology with a tract in Pre-Med. The atmosphere at the Infant Cognition Lab is very inviting. As an aspiring Pediatrician, being able to work with kids at the lab makes it all the more special.

Bethany Carrier

Picture and bio coming soon!

Malaya Cunningham

Malaya Cunningham

My name is Malaya Cunningham. I am from Shelbyville, Ky and am currently a junior at the University of Louisville. I am pursuing a major in Biology and minor in Psychology to be a future Physician Assistant. My interests include Pediatrics and Psychology and experience with the Infant Cognition Lab would be extremely beneficial in expanding my knowledge of infants and how they learn, grow, and develop. By expanding my knowledge I can then learn how to better treat infants and educate more parents. In my free time you can find me watching movies, in bible studies, drawing or cooking! 

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