Alumni of the Lab:


Melissa Félix

During her undergrad at CSULA Melissa was apart of the 2014-2015 Media and Language Lab. As a lab member she helped code and transcribe language transcripts as well as assist in data collection for research studies. Currently, she works as a behavior therapist in the Los Angeles Unified School District. She is a full time Masters student in the School Counseling program at Cal State Dominguez Hills and a member of the Graduate Counseling Association at CSUDH. The association attends conferences and events that support mental health awareness and community involvement. She sends a big thank you to Dr. Subrahmanyam who was great at teaching research methods class and assisted her in the grad school application process!





Denise De Anda

Denise is currently acquiring her Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and is working for Easter Seals where she provides behavioral therapy to children with Autism.








Minas MichikyanMinas

Minas Michikyan, M.A., has joined the Ph.D. program in Human Development and Psychology at UCLA. He is a researcher at the Institute of Immigration, Globalization, and Education (UCLA), at the Children's Digital Media Center @ LA (UCLA/Cal State LA), and at the Center for Multicultural Research (Cal State LA). Minas uses qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methodoligies to examine how immigrant-origin adolescents and youth develop and enact dimensions of their mulitiple and intersecting identities across a variety of offline and online social contexts and interactions. As just one examples, Minas's work has led to the development of the Self-Presentation-on-Facebook Questionnaire (SPFBQ; Michikyan, Dennis, & Subrahmanyam, 2014). To request a copy of the SPFBQ, please contact Minas at




Tyler Hatchel

Tyler is currently a second year Counseling Psychology Doctoral student at the University of Florida working with Dr. Dorothy Espelage. He is interested in the well-being of LGBTQ youth. Specifically,  how various risk and protective factors shape pathways linking peer victimization to poor outcomes. He is also interested in developmental pathways, suicidality, digital media, and tele-health.


Maria Baghasarian

Maria Baghasarian is currently a student in the Marriage & Family Therapy program at the University of Southern California. She will be graduating in May of 2017. Maria has been doing her practicum work as a therapist, with high school students in Rowland Heights. She has realized that this is a population that she would love to continue working with. After she graduates she hopes to work in the public mental health sector. It is her goal to work in underserved communities in the Los Angeles area. She also hopes to return to a lab and continue conducting research.