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Megan Lipsett
University of Colorado at Boulder '06
B.A. Psychology
California Institute of Integral Studies '11
M.A. in Integrative Health Studies

Hometown: Dillon, Colorado and Berkeley, California

Research Interests: how subjective mindsets (thoughts and beliefs about the world) impact psychological, emotional, physiological, and behavioral mechanisms and modulate stress pathways, health-related behaviors, and social structures. I am passionate about exploring the mediation of these subjective mindsets through modalities (e.g. meditation, mindset interventions, and cognitive reappraisal) designed to generate self-awareness, self-compassion, stress-resilience, ecological awareness and social belonging

Fun Fact: I have studied traditional indigenous wisdom practices in India, Peru, Southeast Asia, Bali, Central America, and China.

Email: meganlipsett@gmail.com

   
   
 

Jeffrey de Boer
DePaul University '15
B.A. in Psychology
Carnegie Mellon University '19
Masters in Business Administration

Hometown: Antioch, IL (Chicago)

Research Interests: Mechanisms of the explicit benefits of mindfulness; Mindfulness and decision making; disease / symptom specific mindfulness based intervention development

Fun Fact: I know all of the words to "DNA" by Kendrick Lamar

Please click on the following link to download Jeffrey's curriculum vita: Jeffrey De Boer CV.

Email: jdeboer@andrew.cmu.edu

   
 

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Michael Tumminia
Stockton University '15
B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Behavioral Neuroscience

Hometown: Freehold, NJ

Research Interests: Globally, I am interested in investigating how mindfulness interventions (classroom-based, smartphone-based, and retreats) can enhance social-emotional learning and academic achievement. Specifically, I aim to explore how mindfulness training can improve self-regulation in adolescents and how this might influence academic and behavioral outcomes (reducing dropout, aggression/suspensions, improving GPA, etc). In short, my goal is to learn how these interventions can be improved, standardized, and tailored to change trajectories especially during critical transitional periods.

Fun Fact: In April of 2010, I played the lead role (Prisoner #8612) in the first ever live performance of the classic Stanford Prison Experiment study in front of psychologist Dr. Philip Zimbardo.

Email: mtummini@andrew.cmu.edu