Alessandra Buccella

Quick Navigation Biography buccella@chapman.edu Dr. Buccella received her PhD in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh in 2020. At the core of her work lies the relationship between so-called ‘subjective’ and ‘objective’ aspects of experience. On the one hand, experience discloses the world to us, making its objective features available Read more…

Amy Whitmarsh

Quick Navigation Biography whitmarsh@chapman.edu Amy Whitmarsh is a health sciences major with a neuroscience minor, who is planning to graduate in fall 2022. She has been a research assistant with the Brain Institute since spring 2021. While doing research, Amy has focused on EEG and the use of the float-pod. Read more…

Helen Lee

Quick Navigation Biography heeylee@chapman.edu Helen is a third-year undergraduate student majoring in Psychology and minoring in Disability Studies at Chapman University. She joined the Brain Institute as an Administrative Assistant in 2021. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, possibly with a child/pediatric emphasis. 

Ariana de Leon

Quick Navigation Biography adeleon@chapman.edu Ariana de Leon is an undergraduate student at Chapman University majoring in Creative Producing. She joined the team in 2021 as one of the Videographers at the Brain Institute. After college, Ariana hopes to use her experience to produce independent films or music videos.

Libby Chun

Quick Navigation Biography echun@chapman.edu Libby Chun is a sophomore film production student at Chapman University. She is a part of the Brain Institute’s videographer team tasked to produce informational and advertorial content. She is interested in direction and production design, planning to use this experience to further her learning in Read more…

Lexi van der Hoeven

Dr. Raz is Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Director of the Brain Institute… Quick Navigation Biography Director vande201@mail.chapman.edu Lexi graduated from Chapman in 2020 with a major in Health Sciences and a minor in Psychology. She has a passion for neuroscience and plans to attend medical school. Lexi Read more…

Martha Shaw

Dr. Raz is Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Director of the Brain Institute… Quick Navigation Biography Director mshaw@chapman.edu Martha graduated from Chapman University in May of 2021 with a BA in Psychology and a BFA in Screen Acting. She began working at the Brain Institute as a research Read more…

Kelsy Hua

Dr. Raz is Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Director of the Brain Institute… Quick Navigation Biography Director khua@chapman.edu Kelsy Hua is a double major in business administration and graphic design at Chapman University. She is currently one of the graphic designers for the Brain Institute. Kelsy hopes to Read more…

Ryan Millares

Dr. Raz is Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Director of the Brain Institute… Quick Navigation Biography Director rmillares@chapman.edu Ryan is a junior at Chapman University majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Game Development Programming and Analytics. He is currently working as a research assistant and programmer for Read more…

Lian Koren

Dr. Raz is Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Director of the Brain Institute… Quick Navigation Biography Director koren@chapman.edu Lian Koren is a Junior, studying Psychology and Neuroscience at Chapman University. She first became fascinated with the brain in her high school anatomy class and followed that passion through Read more…