Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations to Anna Madden-Rusnak for successfully defending her Master’s thesis entitled “The Effects of Sleep on Repetition Priming and Antipriming”! She will be attending the University of Texas, Austin to pursue a PhD in Cognitive and Developmental Psychology.


Congratulations to Karla Reyes Fierros, Laura Gamboa, and Ciliana Ordaz for graduating this spring with their Bachelor’s degrees!

Karla will attend Texas State University as a part of their Specialist Program in School Psychology. She has received full funding for her studies through Project PAIR-IT (Partnering Assessment and Intervention Responsiveness in Interdisciplinary Teams).

Laura will attend the University of Texas, Austin to pursue her PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience.

Ciliana is volunteering with the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center as she applies to medical schools.


Congratulations as well to Chloe Troupe who was accepted to Texas State University to pursue a Master’s in Biology!

Congratulations Dr. Westerberg!

Congratulations to Dr. Carmen Westerberg and Dr. Ken Paller (Northwestern University) for being one of four recipients of the Memory and Cognitive Disorders award from the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience. Their project entitled Does Superior Sleep Physiology Contribute to Superior Memory Function? Implications for Counteracting Forgetting will receive $300,000 … More Congratulations Dr. Westerberg!


Congratulations to Nathan Wofford for winning first place in the undergraduate division for his poster “Effects of a Brief Nap on Stress” on Psychology Day, April 23, 2018. To learn more about his study, please visit