Ryan Butler is a second year Masters student in Clinical Psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH). He is currently undertaking a research project around Virtual Reality and Education outcomes. Ryan graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a double major in Neuroscience and Psychology, where he also achieved honors within his Psychology major. After completing his undergraduate degrees, Ryan pursued several research opportunities including research assistantships within several nonprofits and within the USC Brain and Music longitudinal study. Ryan also has more than 4 and half years of experience as an Applied Behavior Analysis Behavior (ABA) Instructor and Program Coordinator.
Ryan was recently nominated for Graduate Student of the Year at CSUDH for 2017 and has also presented at the Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Conference and Psi Chi Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference. Ryan plans on applying for PhD programs this fall toward a future career as a Clinical Psychologist (with a focus on becoming a Clinical Neuropsychologist). He is interested in continuing research on behavior and technology and hopes to expand his research to include neurodevelopmental disorders, neuroscience, and psychotherapy.
Brandon Craw is a graduate student at California State University Dominguez Hills working towards his Masters in Clinical Psychology. He received his Bachelors in Psychology from CSUDH, graduated with honors and magna cum laude, and was placed on the Dean’s List for 4 consecutive semesters. Brandon has previously worked as a research lead in a positive psychology lab under the mentorship of professor Steven Frieze. Brandon is a member of Psi Chi and has presented at Student Research Day. He is also a member of the George Marsh Applied Cognition (GMAC) lab under the mentorship of Dr.Thomas Norman. Brandon is currently working with the Organizational Leadership Effectiveness Lab and on a study that examines Workplace Aggression. He plans to continue his research in a PhD program in Clinical Psychology and aspires to become a licensed psychologist.