Tap lab members


Irene Huang, M.S.

Irene is a fifth-year graduate student. She graduated from Northwestern University in 2015 with a B.A. in psychology. She recently obtained her master’s degree from Florida State University in 2018. Her research interests include using machine learning techniques to increase suicide risk prediction accuracy, and conducting experimental studies to understand the causal mechanisms of suicidal thoughts and behaviors.


Esther Park, B.A.

Esther is a second-year graduate student. She completed her B.A. in Psychology at University of Washington. Her primary research interests focus on how different psychological and physiological events come together to give rise to suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Specifically, she is interested in exploring the roles of culture and language in shaping one’s concept of suicide, and how one’s conceptualization may link to suicidality.


Isis Chen M.A.

Isis is a first-year graduate student. She received her B.A in psychology and neuroscience from Wesleyan University in 2015 and her M.A. in clinical psychology from Northwestern University in 2018. Her research interests focus on the mass reduction of psychopathology with the use of technology. She hopes to develop and disseminate data-driven, technology-based interventions that are effective, scalable, and affordable.

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Kensie Funsch, B.S.

Kensie recently graduated from Florida State University with her B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Statistics. She serves as the Research Assistant for TAP Lab. She is interested in studying suicide and self-injury and hopes to pursue a degree in Clinical Psychology in the future.


Lauren Sakowitz

Lauren is an undergraduate student at Florida State University majoring in Psychology and Political Science. She is interested in studying developmental disabilities and would like to earn a graduate degree in the future.

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Jaylene Sosa

Jaylene is an undergraduate student majoring in Psychology with a minor in Biology. She is interested in psychopathology and is looking to pursue a doctorate degree in neuropsychology in the future.