Graduate Lab Alumni

Nguyen Nguyen

Nguyen Nguyen (Win-Win) graduated from the TTU Counseling Psychology program. Nguyen was born and grew up in Vietnam. He came to the United States when he was 18 and completed his B.A. in Psychology at Cal Poly Pomona in Southern California. Nguyen’s research interest includes the intersection between health, positive, and multicultural psychology. Nguyen worked on a project examining how speaking with a non-native English accent affects career development and psychological outcomes among college students whose English is not the first language. Besides research, Nguyen also has a passion for teaching and mentoring. In his free time, Nguyen enjoys cooking and eating various types of cuisine, watching horror movies, learning music theory, and playing the piano.

Jacob Daheim

Jacob grew up in Temple, Texas and graduated from the TTU Counseling Psychology program. He earned his B.S in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University and his M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Texas Tech. His primary research interests are in gender, health, and athletics, with an emphasis on the link between men’s conformity to masculine norms and health outcomes. Several of his research projects focused upon how masculinity influences men’s risk of abusing opioids. In his free time, he enjoys anything unrelated to school including playing board games, watching movies, hiking, running, and playing basketball.

Hannah Yoo

Hannah is a Counseling Psychology doctoral student at Texas Tech University. She grew up in Dallas, Texas, and received her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Business from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research aims are to examine key variables such as cultural values, acculturative stress, and diasporic experiences, as well as their potential effects on minority health and wellness. Hannah is also interested in community outreach– integrating psychological research, technology, and public services to improve physical and mental health outcomes for underserved communities. In her free time, she enjoys trying new restaurants, spending time outdoors, and practicing yoga. 

Ashley Neduvelil

Ashley Neduvelil completed her doctoral training in the TTU Counseling Psychology program and is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern . Ashley grew up in Dallas, TX and received her B.S. in Psychology/Child Learning & Development from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2015. She also received her M.S. in Psychology from Texas Tech University in 2017. Her research interests include ethnic minority health, particularly with regards to risk and protective factors, health psychology, depression, and coping processes. In her free time, she enjoys baking, sketching, painting, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends.

Dianna Boone

Dianna Boone completed her doctoral training in Clinical Psychology at TTU, and is currently a pediatric psychologist at Johns Hopkins hospital. Dianna grew up in Tampa, FL, earned her BA in psychology from the University of Florida, and earned her MA in mental health counseling from the University of South Florida. Her research interests include examining psychological factors that are related to chronic health conditions in youth. She is particularly interested in parenting factors that contribute to pediatric obesity. Dianna and Dr. Kim published a manuscript examining how family strain relates to depression and chronic pain in a sample of older adults. In her free time, Dianna enjoys reading and painting. 

Babetta Mathai

Babetta Mathai completed her doctoral training in Clinical Psychology at Texas Tech University. She currently works at Nationwide Children's hospital.
Babetta grew up in Houston, TX and earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University. Broadly, her research and clinical interests include youth symptoms (e.g., depression, anxiety), physical activity, and pediatric health behaviors/problems. She also has an interest in child/adolescent trauma populations, including those who have experienced medical traumas. Due to overlapping interests with health-related and cultural variables, Babetta began working with Dr. Kim on projects related to chronic pain, health disparities, cultural orientation, and opioid use. In her free time, Babetta enjoys hearing good corny jokes/puns, working out, and finding new places to eat and explore.