The WW Lab Summer Internship Program provides MA students with the opportunity to volunteer in tasks related to the lab’s ongoing projects. Summer Research Assistants gain research experience and have the opportunity to work with WW researchers.


Summer Research Assistants


Bhavika Anand


Bhavika Anand is a Master’s student majoring in Organizational and Behavioral Psychology. She graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2021 with a degree in Econometrics and Social Psychology.  Her research interests include motivation in the workplace, strategies to mitigate workplace conflict, and ethical issues in an organization.



Brian Juarez


Brian  is a second-year masters student in the Positive Organizational Psychology and Evaluation program. He received his B.A. in Psychology from California State University Dominguez Hills. He has previously researched racial inequalities among editor in chiefs of academic journals. His research interests Include DEI in organizations, impacts of positive interventions, and group dynamics and processes.



Fabiana Memoro


Fabiana is a MA Positive Developmental Psychology student. She is passionate about conducting research into positive psychology and coaching. She has 10+ years of expertise as an executive coach within small enterprises and international companies. She works globally with various clients, from senior managers to high potential individuals from different social and cultural backgrounds. She is passionate about supporting her clients to become visionary leaders and adopt effective strategies to thrive in their personal and professional contexts. She got a BA and MA in Philosophy in Italy and an MSc in Psychology in London (UK). She is a firm believer in the growth mindset; her next goal is to get a position in Ph.D. in Positive Psychology.



Soren Rasmussen


Soren Rasmussen is working on a PhD in Positive Organizational Psychology at Claremont Graduate University. Prior to discovering psychology, Soren received an MBA from The University of Memphis in International Business and spent more than 20 years working in various corporate functions in companies ranging from large global organizations to small start-ups in both Europe and the US.



Gavriella Rubin (she/her/hers)


Gavriella Rubin (she/her) is a PhD candidate in Positive Organizational Psychology at Claremont Graduate University (CGU). She is passionate about understanding stress, burnout, structural interventions for improved well-being, and Humanistic approaches to psychology. Gavriella received her BS in Applied Psychology from New York University (NYU) and MA in Yoga Studies with a focus on Yoga Therapy from Loyola Marymount University (LMU). After completing her bachelor’s degree, Gavriella worked as a TA in Positive Psychology and Meaningful Leadership at NYU and subsequently Yoga and Theology at LMU. Outside of academia, Gavriella teaches yoga and meditation in and around Los Angeles.