Jerusha received her B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University in 1995 and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Yale University in 2001. Her research interests lie at the intersection of clinical and health psychology. Specifically, she studies how to motivate people to protect their physical and mental health. Jerusha is an avid reader of fiction, loves travel, and can’t get enough of time spent with good friends, her husband (Brian), their children Rory, Roan, & Coriander and dog (Dori). She believes that every student is capable of becoming a collaborator in the exploration of psychological theory, research, and practice, and co-created the BHS Lab to fulfill those aims.
Brian received his B.A. in Social Psychology at Stanford University in May 1994, his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Yale University in 2001, and a lot of other degrees in between. He was hired in 2002 as an Assistant Professor of Psychology by Lewis & Clark College along with his wife, Jerusha.
Brian is a coffee addict, and now goes to bed early because of his children, Rory, Roan and Coriander.
Pete Fisher, ‘13
Pete Fisher is a senior Psychology/Hispanic Studies double major from Mercer Island, Washington. He enjoys learning about how people view and interpret the world and plans to pursue a Ph.D in social psychology or cognitive neuroscience. Pete has worked as a research assistant in the Early Childhood Cognition Laboratory at the University of Washington and studied abroad in Valparaiso, Chile last Spring. Besides his interests in Spanish literature and psychology, Pete runs on the Lewis & Clark Cross Country and Track teams. Pete enjoys electronic music, hardboiled detective novels, running, kittens, Raisin Bran Crunch, nature, and justice.
Illana Livstrom, ‘13
Illana Livstrom is a Senior Psychology and Sociology/Anthropology major from St.Paul, Minnesota. She is interested in the fields of health behavior change, mental illnesses, drug and alcohol abuse and addiction, and the dissemination of research into public health systems. She worked in Erik Nilsen’s Human Computer Interaction lab as a research assistant and a mentor under the Howard Hughes Medical Institute grant studying serious games, creativity, divergent and convergent thinking. She is also interested in studying children, play, and problem solving. Illana studied abroad in Ecuador last Spring. In her free time, she enjoys running for the LC Cross Country team, gardening, farms and horses, board games, forests and waterfalls, and festivals.
Erin Bidiman, ‘13
Erin Bidiman is a Senior Psychology major originally from Prineville, Oregon.Her main academic focus consists of developmental psychopathology, social psychology, and research of any sort. She was a summer mentor under the Howard Hughes Medical Institute grant program and is currently an intern at the Behavioral Neuroscience laboratory at OHSU. Erin plans to attend graduate school and will eventually figure out how to combine developmental and social psychology into a more concise and manageable path. In her free time, Erin enjoys color-coding everything within reach, literature consumption,knitting, speaking of herself in third person, international punk rock, making the world a better place, and cuddling with her two cats, Bazil and Flitwick.
Adassa Budrevich, ‘14
Adassa is a Junior Psychology major and Russian minor born in Israel. She has lived in Portland, Oregon for 13 years. Her long-term goal is to become a clinical psychologist. She is interested in the fields of abnormal, clinical, and developmental psychology. For now, Adassa is exploring different domains in psychological research including social, health, and cognitive psychology. She is also working as a researcher in the Early Childhood Development lab at Lewis & Clark with professor Jennifer LaBounty, and has run studies with children ages three to four in Portland montessori preschools and OMSI. Adassa enjoys the outdoors, the holidays, delving into delicious Portland food, going to concerts, playing with her nephews, and adventuring with friends.
Susan Heinselman, ‘15
Susan is a Sophomore Psychology major from Palo Alto, California.Her primary interests are health psychology, especially anything related to depression, and the effects of exercise on well-being. This is Susan’s first experience applying Psychology outside of the classroom. She hopes to continue this lab work and expand it into other opportunities throughout her college career. In her free time, Susan enjoys being a part of the Lewis & Clark Cross Country team, backpacking, exploring, and spending occasional moments sitting around. This winter her family is moving to Sweden and she looks forward to experiencing the cultural differences there.
Anya Ludwig, ‘15
Anya is a sophomore Psychology major, entertaining the idea of minoring in Art History as well. She is fascinated with social, developmental, and neuropsychology along with everything else, and has yet to narrow down her field of study. The Behavioral Health and Social Psychology Lab is her first research gig, but she looks forward to expanding the application of her education to as many areas as possible. Anya identifies as a hybrid Alaskan/Oregonian and a dog person. She enjoys cooking, eating, zoning out in the Portland Art Museum, spending time outdoors, people watching, changing her hair, and traveling.
Cate Vreede, ‘14
Cate is a junior Psychology major from Westfield, Indiana. She is interested in the fields of clinical therapy, neuroscience, drug abuse and addiction, and social psychology. Cate is planning to attend graduate school for either clinical therapy or research. The Behavioral Health & Social Psychology Lab is her first research opportunity, but she is looking forward to gaining more experience in various fields of psychological research. Cate studied abroad in Glasgow, Scotland last fall, and hopes to travel back to the United Kingdom someday. In her free time, Cate enjoys singing along to popular music from the 90s, painting magnified images of nature, traveling, going to concerts, and petting kittens.
Massarra Eiwaz, ‘14
Massarra is a junior Psychology major originally from Baghdad, Iraq. She lived in Syria for six years before she came to the US in 2008. Her interest is in social psychology and cross-cultural psychology research. She has been a research assistant for two years in a behavioral neuroscience lab at OHSU. She had the opportunity to work with animals and human subjects, but she always found herself more interested in the human research. Massarra works for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute program as a math and science tutor for high school students. She is also a member in a Wellness Center for Immigrants and Refugees in Portland. Massarra is planning to attend graduate school in counseling and public health focusing on immigrants and refugees’ mental health; she will definitely figure out how to combine all these together. Massarra enjoys socializing with others from different places in the world, hearing stories, sleeping and then waking up to tell her dreams, watching sad movies, listening to classic music, and the activity she most enjoys doing in her free time or not free time is volunteering in anything because it makes her feel like she saved the world.
Pete Fisher, Illana Livstrom