Research Coordinator and Assistants

Emma Edenbaum

Research Coordinator and postgraduate Research Assistant

Emma Edenbaum Curriculum Vitae

Emma Edenbaum recently graduated from Oberlin College with a major in psychology, minors in Jewish studies and religion, and an education studies concentration. In addition to her work as the Research Coordinator and a Research Assistant in the Schacter Lab, she is also a Research Assistant for Harvard University’s Clinical Research Laboratory. She has been published in Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports and PLOS ONE. Her primary research interests include the likeness of nonsuicidal self-injury to addictive and compulsive behaviors, and the differences in memory and episodic prospection following trauma at varying points in individuals’ lives. She hopes to explore these topics especially in the context of self-triggering, alexithymia, and social media exposure.

Email me: emma_edenbaum@fas.harvard.edu

Bana Almoussa

undergraduate Research assistant

Bana is an undergraduate student at Harvard College from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is studying Neuroscience with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. She is working on the memory’s role in imagining the future project, and is excited to explore how personality and memory intertwine. Outside of academics, Bana is on the leadership board for Harvard UNICEF, directs Harvard’s Artz for Alzheimer’s Program, and volunteers with Project Sunshine. She also has a lot of House pride (go Cabot!) and helps organize events with Cabot’s House Committee. In her free time, she loves listening to music and learning new dances from different cultures.

Email me: balmoussa@college.harvard.edu

Laticia Sefia

undergraduate research assistant

Leticia is a first-year at Harvard College planning to concentrate in Psychology and pursue a secondary field in the classics (with a focus on Latin) while on the pre-medical track. When she is not pursuing her future career in the classroom or working in the lab, she loves to sing in the choir for St. Paul’s 5 PM Sunday Masses, associating with her affinity groups (Catholic Students’ Association and Nigerian Students’ Association), and riding Bluebikes around campus.

Email me: letisefia@college.harvard.edu

Aylin Tanriverdi

undergraduate research assistant

Aylin is a first-year at Harvard College planning to concentrate in neuroscience on the pre-medical track. She works with Dr. Jordana Wynn, postdoctoral fellow, to study the role of eye movements in memory retrieval and construction. Outside of the classroom and lab, Aylin is involved in Harvard Synapse and other healthcare, public service, and cultural organizations. In her spare time, she enjoys figure skating and playing classical guitar.

Email me: aylintanriverdi@college.harvard.edu

Tomas Winegar

undergraduate research assistant

Tomas is a current undergraduate student studying Cognitive Science and Neuroscience. His interests include the connection of memory to other cognitive and physical processes. Tomas has previously worked at the University of Helsinki on a project investigating the connection between working memory and depression recovery.

Email me: tomas_winegar@college.harvard.edu

Amanda Yang

undergraduate research assistant

Amanda is a senior at Harvard College concentrating in Psychology with a secondary field in Molecular and Cellular Biology. She began conducting research in the Schacter Memory Lab in 2019 as a Harvard College BLISS fellow. She is currently working on her senior thesis with the aim of specifying the linkages between false memory and divergent creative thinking. Outside of the classroom and lab, Amanda enjoys playing intramural tennis, making arts and crafts, and exploring cities.

Email me: amandayang1@college.harvard.edu