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Undergraduate Lab Members

Brady Tickle 

Brady Tickle is a senior Psychology major and Physics minor at Virginia Tech.  He has been involved in the Recovery Effort Following Adult and Child Trauma (R.E.A.A.C.T) research team since his junior year of high school, becoming the team leader in Fall 2016.   Primary tasks have included leading team meetings, assisting in the obtainment of summaries, and critiques of  research articles,  distributing the ABCs of Fire as well as assisting in the development of trauma-related power-point presentations.  He is currently playing a major role in the development of an app to assist children in coping with fire-related emergencies.  In addition, Brady has also worked closely with Dr. Jones’ graduate research team assisting with several research-based papers as a member of the recently formed POST (Physiology of Stress and Trauma) graduate research team.  After graduation, Brady plans to attend medical school to become a psychiatrist, specializing in assisting trauma victims.  When not working or studying, Brady enjoys writing film reviews for The Collegiate Times, running, reading, and hanging out with friends.




Julie Ballschneider

Julie Ballschneider is a senior psychology major interested in studying how trauma impacts individuals with developmental disabilities, specifically autism spectrum disorder. She has been a member of the Stress and Coping Lab for the past year and a half working to help distribute the ABC's of Fire to affected communities, developing an app to help children cope with fire-related emergencies, assisting with data entry and analysis, and other related-projects. After graduation she plans to continue on to graduate school in research psychology, social work, or criminology.









Steven Wong

Steven Wong is a senior at Virginia Tech majoring in Psychology. He is a member of the Corps of Cadets, L-Co, '17.  He joined REAACT Summer of 2016. He is involved in the updating of a website and the construction of a mobile app  designed to engage children in learning fire safety. He is also involved in a graduate  research study examining psychophysiological aspects of PTSD.   Steven will be graduating May of 2017, in pursuit of Medical School and to serve in the Armed Forces and Law Enforcement. 









AnnaLin Woo 

AnnaLin Woo is a junior double majoring in neuroscience and psychology. This is her second semester working in the REAACT lab with Dr. Jones, assisting with research-related activities. Other current research includes glioma and glial cell biology with the Sontheimer Lab at Virginia Tech's Carilion Research Institute. She will be applying to graduate school and (hopefully) graduating from Tech in 2018.






Jose Canahui

Jose Canahui is a junior studying Computer Science. He is very interested in Philosophy, Psychology, technology, and how they can be used together to solve problems in society. In his free time he develops websites to help organizations express themselves effectively online. Currently on the REAACT team he is assisting in the development of a fire safety app and assisting with the development of a website.  He has also been involved in obtaining information for team related research projects.





Patrick Rafael

Patrick Rafael is a third-year student and is pursuing a B.S. in Psychology as well as Neuroscience. He has ambitions to achieve a PhD in Neuropsychology and to become a professor one day. His interests include trauma and its effects on Psychological/Neurological development, as well as the development of Cognitive enhancement technologies. In his free time, he enjoys working out and helping his fellow classmates by acting as an informal tutor.













Kerrington Crockett-Eans 

Kerrington Crockett-Eans received his BA in Psychology at George Mason University and is interested in continuing his education in graduate school with Dr. Jones' guidance. His hobbies include photography and soccer, and he is interested in bringing awareness to various social problems in the community.









Cassie Wright

Cassie Wright is a senior psychology major from Richmond, Virginia. She has been on the team for two years, and is interested in aiding veterans with PTSD. She enjoys spending time outside and reading. She will be graduating in May of 2017 and hopes to go to graduate school at George Mason University.