Current Members

Graduate Students

Kate is a current doctoral student. She received her BA in Cognitive Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014, magna cum laude, and received her MS in I-O Psychology from Georgia Tech in 2020. Her interests, broadly, include worker well-being, work-family balance, and gender issues in the workplace, specifically for women in management.

Lauren is a current doctoral student in the WFH lab. She graduated from Florida State University in 2020 with dual bachelor's degrees in psychology and international affairs, summa cum laude. Her interests largely relate to worker well-being, including recovery from work, resilience in the workplace, and burnout. She is also interested in the negotiation of home roles in dual-income households.

Becca is a first year I/O Psychology doctoral student in the Work Family Health Lab. She graduated from St. Olaf College in 2019 with a B.A. in Psychology and a concentration in management studies. Her interests include worker health, work-family conflict, burnout, diversity, and mindfulness interventions in the workplace.

Undergraduate Students

Lauren Becknell is a 4th year Psychology major that has been a part of the WFH lab since Fall 2019. She is currently working on her senior thesis under Dr. French exploring the effects of natural interaction on burnout and wellbeing in working students. When she's not working in the lab or taking classes, she is outside rock climbing or backpacking. After graduation, she want to pursue graduate school for either environmental or clinical psychology and work at the intersection of those two fields to improve people's health and wellbeing.  

Sam is a third-year industrial and systems engineering major at Georgia Tech. She loves connecting with and helping others, and she would like to pursue a career in counseling and teaching after undergrad. At Tech, Sam plays in the jazz band and symphony orchestra, and is a Peer Coach at the Counseling Center.

Ashley Hunter is a post-baccalaureate research assistant in our lab, who graduated from Vanderbilt University in May 2020 with a B.S. in Cognitive Studies. She is currently working on our meta-analysis investigating the effect that work demands have on health behaviors. Her research interests broadly encompass small group behavior, family interactions, and the effect that differing work conditions have on these variables. When she is not working in the lab, Ashley enjoys catching up with friends and exploring the city of Atlanta. She is currently applying to Master of Social Work programs for the fall of 2021, and plans to pursue a career dedicated to serving others.  

Kate Stelzel is a 3rd year majoring in Business Administration with an IT concentration and a minor in Psychology. She loves listening to live music and watching Packers football on Sunday. She has been part of the WFH Lab Since January 2019 and is currently working on our NSF project which is investigating resiliency across diverse adult working populations. For this project she is creating the ‘How-To’ guides on initializing, downloading, and cleaning & analyzing our Actigraph data. She is very interested in the areas of data analytics and project management and hopes to go into one of these fields in the future.