Our Team

Left to right (Priyanka Mukherjee, Garrett Greeley, Arozo Azimi, Dr. Tori Peña, Melissa Chen, Mingyue Deng, Dr. Suparna Rajaram, Rachel Truskinovsky, Kaylee Dellaporta)

Fall 2023


Congratulations to Garrett Greeley on winning the prestigious Psychonomic Society 2023 Graduate Conference Award! Check out the Psychonomic Society announcement here!

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The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has selected postdoctoral associate Dr. Tori Peña to receive the Diversity Mentoring and Career Development Technical Assistance Workshop Diversity Fellow Award. Congratulations, Tori!

Spring 2023


Tori Peña has defended her dissertation earning her Ph.D. Congratulations, Dr. Peña!


Tori Peña receives the prestigious President’s Award to Distinguished Doctoral Students. Here is Tori giving her award-winning talk. Congratulations, Tori!


Melissa Chen has graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Psychology. She will be joining a doctoral program in cognitive psychology at UC Santa Cruz. Congratulations, Melissa!

Tori Peña

Dr. Tori Peña is a postdoctoral associate with Dr. Bonita London and Dr. Suparna Rajaram. She received her Ph.D. in 2023 in Cognitive Science from Stony Brook University. Her current research focuses on remembering the past and predicting the future in social contexts.

Garrett Greeley

Garrett Greeley is a fifth year Cognitive Science student. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Winona State University in 2018 and M.A. from Stony Brook University in 2021. His current research leverages behavioral experiments and computational tools to shed light on collective memory, retrieval dynamics, learning in social contexts, and false memory.

Research Assistants and
Student Collaborators

Melissa Chen

Melissa Chen graduated from Stony Brook University with her Masters in General Psychology and previously served as our Lab Coordinator. Melissa is now a doctoral student at the University of California Santa Cruz! She continues to collaborate with us on research projects.

Jacqueline Bohk

Jacqueline is a junior at Stony Brook majoring in Biochemistry. Some of her interests are reading, watching movies, and drawing.

Kaylee Dellaporta

Kaylee is a junior at Stony Brook majoring in Psychology. She enjoys playing the guitar, traveling, and going to concerts.

Priyanka Mukherjee

Priyanka is a sophomore at Stony Brook majoring in Psychology and Biology. Some of her interests include singing, painting, biking, and listening to music.

Julia Rinaldi

Julia is a senior at Stony Brook majoring in Psychology. Some of her interests include reading, listening to music, and drawing.

Smita Roy

Smita is a junior at Stony Brook University majoring in Biology and minoring in Women’s and Gender Studies. She likes to read books, try different cuisines, and learn languages in her free time.

Rachel Truskinovsky

Rachel is a junior at Stony Brook majoring in Psychology and Environmental Studies. She likes to bake, cook, and hike in her free time.

Sarah Zak

Sarah is a sophomore at Stony Brook majoring in Health Science and Psychology, with a minor in Biology. Some of her interests include hiking, bike riding, traveling, reading, and being with family. 

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Advisees

Lab Graduate Alumni

International Visiting Doctoral Scholars

  • Guido D’Angelo (University of Bari, Italy)
  • Celia Harris (Macquarie University, Australia)

Former NSF/REU Students

  • Vanessa Chan
  • Sara Samad 
  • Christina Chan
  • Melissa Chen
  • Mili Shah
  • Annesta Batuwangala
  • Yvonne Chanda
  • Jenny Chen
  • Ivy Wu

NSF-Funded SUNY AGEP Summer Research Institute for Underrepresented Students

  • Alysia Forster

NIMH/MARC (Minority Access to Research Career) Undergraduate Fellow

  • Monica Jefferson