Neva Hauser, B.A.

Neva Hauser

Neva graduated from Lewis & Clark College in 2012 with a BA in psychology. She is currently volunteering with the NCANDA and At Risk Studies. Although Neva currently works full time for the Icebreaker Corporate Office she is particularly interested in neuropsychological development as well as substance abuse and hopes to gain research experience in Dr. Nagel's lab to eventually apply towards graduate school.  

Jessye Lavine

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Jessye is starting her third year at Lewis & Clark College and working towards a B.S in psychology with a focus in neuroscience. She is currently a volunteer research assistant with the At Risk and NCANDA studies. She is particularly interested in neuropsychological development in youth with varying levels of substance abuse. She hopes to continue gaining research and clinical experience, and eventually go to medical school.

Julius Laxamana


Julius is starting his third year at PSU and is working towards a B.S. in Psychology with pre-med emphasis. He is currently working on the NCANDA and At-Risk studies. He is very interested in the study of depression and the psychology of mental illnesses, and hopes to go to OHSU for medical school to pursue a degree in Psychiatry.


Michael Miller, B.S.

Michael Miller

Michael completed a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Community Health Education at Portland State University. He is a volunteer research assistant with the NCANDA and At Risk studies. After the discovery and successful removal of a tumor in his cerebellum in December of 2014, Michael's focus on health equity, neuroscience outreach, and the interaction between people and their physical surroundings has been strengthened. He intends to pursue these passions in a future graduate program. 

Julie Pirkle, B.A.

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Julie Pirkle graduated from Lewis & Clark College in 2013 with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in rhetoric & media studies. Her research interests include neuropsychological development in youth and those suffering from brain disorders and trauma. She hopes to continue work in brain imaging research, and to pursue a PhD in clinical neuropsychology.

Alexi Shean, B.A.

Alexi Shean

Alexi Shean is a graduate of Lewis and Clark College (LC). At LC she graduated in 3 years with a major in chemistry while being pre-med. She was also a member of the varsity Women's Track and Field Team earning all-conference honors for her 2nd and 3rd place finishes at the Northwest Conference track meet in 2014 and 2015. Alexi is also actively involved with Special Olympics as an assistant volleyball coach. She is currently applying to medical school in hopes of becoming a pediatrician.