Cameron Ellis, Ph.D. (he/him)
Marianne Lacsamana, MS (she/her)
Mar earned her MS in Forensic Psychology from California State University, Los Angeles. Her past research includes the efficacy of police procedures as well as the effects of forensic interviews on maltreated children. Her passion truly lies with child advocacy and creating a learning environment for children with developmental disabilities to thrive along their neurotypical counterparts. She is extremely excited to be a part of the SoC Team! For fun, Mar enjoys trying new foods (the spicier the better!), eating ice cream any time of the day, and watching videos of cute baby animals and their shenanigans!
Alfredo Ornelas, BS (he/him)
Fredo received his B.S. in Cognitive Science from UC Merced. At UC Merced, he worked on projects ranging from building deep learning models, bilingual perception of phonemes, to software development. He is interested in utilizing machine learning to develop real-world solutions, technology, and treatments to help people overcome daily obstacles more seamlessly. Outside of the lab, Fredo enjoys soccer, making music, and rocket league.
Emily Chen, BA (she/her)
Emily is a Psychology PhD student in the Scaffolding of Cognition Team, interested in questions related to how the development of the human brain gives rise to infant cognition in the domains of vision, language, and social reasoning. Before coming to Stanford, she worked as a lab manager at MIT with Rebecca Saxe, studying questions related to language development in toddlers and scene processing in infants. She received by Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from McGill University, where she studied an eclectic mix of subjects that included Data Science, Computer Science, Public Health, Urban Planning, and Neuroscience (her official major and minor combination was Urban Systems Geography and Cognitive Science). In her free time, she is a violinist, singer, coxswain, cook, and avid walker.
Sarah Shi Tung, BS (she/her)
Sarah is a first-year Psychology PhD student and she is interested in investigating the underlying mechanisms behind experience-driven plasticity in infancy. Before this, she went to Cal Poly SLO, studying psychology and biology. Outside of the lab, she enjoys art and watching reality tv shows.
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Kenny Jose Cepeda Ramos (he/him)
Kenny, a proud member of Stanford’s undergraduate class of ’26, is currently working towards his BS in Computer Science with a focus on Human Biology. Hailing from the vibrant Bronx, New York, Kenny proudly represents his Afro-Latino roots as a Dominican. When he’s not immersed in academics, Kenny indulges his passion for gaming, sports, and binging long TV series. He aspires to leverage his knowledge and skills to craft innovative solutions at the intersection of technology and human biology.