Goals, Emotions, & Relationship Experiences Lab


Lab Members



Wyatt Macejka, B.A.

Wyatt is a second-year graduate student in the lab. He completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Pittsburgh in 2018. His research focuses on self-expansion compatibility in the context of close relationships.




Jenna Kilian, B.A.

Jenna is a first-year graduate student in the lab. She completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Dayton in 2021. Her research interests focus on how goal conflict affects relationship satisfaction and dissolution.





Lab Alumni


Jessica LaBuda, Ph.D.

Jess was a graduate student in the lab and she moved on to a position of Assistant Professor at the University of Findlay.






Kyrsten Sackett-Fox, M.A..

Kyrsten was a graduate student in the lab and moved on to pursue a nonacademic career after completing her Master's degree.






Tiffany Berzins, Ph.D.

Tiffany was a postdoctoral research fellow in the lab and she moved on to a position of Assistant Professor at Columbus State University.





Alexandra Chong, Ph.D.

Alex was a graduate student in the lab and she moved on to a position of Social Science Research Analyst at the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Innovation (CMMI) in the Department of Health and Human Services.




Emma M. Marshall, Ph.D.

Emma was a postdoctoral research fellow in the lab and she moved on to a position of lecturer (equivalent of Assistant Professor) at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. (Lucky Emma!)




Angela Ehrich, B.A.

Angela was an undergraduate student in the lab starting in her freshman year and has graduated with a publication from her independent project in the lab. She graduated from Kent State University with University Honors in December of 2016, and cpntinued on as a graduate student in school psychology Kent State University.