Graduate Alumni

Amrit Litt

Amrit completed her Masters in Social Psychology under the supervision of both Dr. Bergsieker and Dr. Spencer. Amrit's research centered around the domain of improving intergroup relations with a specific focus on minority ethnic and religious groups. We wish Amrit the best in all of her future endeavours! 


Honours Thesis Students

Thyra Calvert

Thyra presented her thesis, "Combating stereotypes about the sexuality of people with disabilities" (April 2015), at the 37th Annual Guelph Sexuality Conference, and is currently pursuing her Masters at the University of Guelph.

Sachi Dow

Sachi completed her thesis, "She Said, He Said: Effects of Negative Feedback from Potential Future Coworkers on Women's and Men's Interest in Counter-Stereotypic Careers" in April of 2017. She was awarded one of the 2017 Undergraduate Thesis Awards for her excellent work.

Charnel Grey

Charnel presented her thesis, "Women Engineers Contend with Collective Threat: Effects on Friendship Networks" (August 2013), at the Ontario Psychology Undergraduate Thesis Conference in 2013. She is currently pursuing further education at the University of Toronto.

Lucy Li

Lucy completed her thesis, "The Downside of Self-Presentation: Hidden Costs for Learning and Enjoyment in Interactions," in August of 2013.

Judy Lui

Judy completed her thesis, "Interethnic Ideology and Shifting Stereotype Content,” in April of 2014, and is currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant and pursuing further education at the University of Guelph.

Rachel Moline

Rachel completed her thesis, "The Validation of the GOAL Questionnaire" (April 2015), and presented this at the Annual Ontario Psychology Undergraduate Thesis Conference in 2015. She was also one of six students awarded the 2015 Undergraduate Thesis Awards and is also on the Highly Commended list for the 2016 Undergraduate Awards. She is currently pursuing further education at the University of Guelph.

Kimberly Vuong

​Kim completed her thesis, "Advice Giving Gone Awry: Do Gender  Stereotypes Shape Advice Giving?" in August of 2018.

Sarthak Thakur

Sarthak completed his thesis, "Standard vs. Strategic Communication: Negative Inferences via Innuendo," in August of 2014.


Lab Coordinators

Jacklyn Koyama

Jackie was a valuable member of the DIGR Lab. She scheduled numerous dyad studies and acted as an experimenter, working with hundreds of participants. Jackie also acted as a recruiter in several in-class sessions. Jackie is currently pursuing further education at the University of Toronto under the guidance of Elizabeth Page-Gould.


Research Assistants

Sondous Attar
Alexandra Barbeau-Morrison
Emily Bissada
Jacqueline Brule
​Helen Cai
Shannon Compton 
Tina Dang
Zenusha Edathodu
Katie Finch
Lee Follis
Chloe Fournier
Rebecca Francey
Ian-Jyzel Gallardo
Sukhdip Grewal
Terran Harlow
Reanne Howard
Grace Hu
Jessica Huang
Peter Kim
Yuna Lee
Chloe Li
Akkshini Loganathan
Jimmy Meftuh
Julia Meriel
Raquel Mignott 
Amber Mongaya
Kim Morell
Ellin Park
Caitlin Pibus
Garrett Shay
Thiviyan Sithganesan
Varshini Skantharajah
Vanessa Tran
Angello TsengChen  
Sonia Vintan 
Emma Wehner
Colm Williamson​
Janet Wong
Tiffanie Yuen
Alys Zhao
Maja Ramljak
Mane Kara-Yakoubian