Former Undergraduate Students

Senior Thesis Students and Research Interns

Professor Leaper’s former undergraduate research students are listed below by graduation date (reverse chronological order). Also, visit the student photo album page.

Former students are encouraged to contact Professor Leaper with updates and to say hello!

2015

Veronica Hamilton
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
M.A. in Psychology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. 

(Winter-Spring 2014 senior thesis.)
E-mail: ham11@umbc.edu
Senior thesis: “Damsels in Distress: Psychological Consequences of Playing Sexist Video Games.”
Award: Psychology Department’s Special Achievement Award.

2014

Laura Boden
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Fall 2013-Spring 2014)
Romantic attachment study.
E-mail: lauraleeboden@gmail.com

Amanda Cerro
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Fall 2013-Spring 2014)
Romantic attachment study.
E-mail: amanda_cerro@senecacenter.org
Award: Psychology Department’s Outstanding Scholar Award.

Payton Small
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Fall 2013-Spring 2014)
Romantic attachment study.
E-mail: paytonsmall22@gmail.com

2013

Kristina Lee
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Spring-Fall 2012 research intern, Winter-Spring 2013 senior thesis.)
Girls and women in STEM project.
E-mail: kristinatlee@gmail.com
Senior thesis: “Gender as a Predictor of Intimacy: A Deeper Look into Self-disclosure and Listener Support in Same- and Cross-gender Friendships.”
Award: Highest honors in the major.

Tyler LeTourneau
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Winter 2013)
Possible selves study. Gender-roles and help-seeking study.
E-mail: N/A

Megan Naides
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Fall 2011-Winter 2012 research intern.)
Girls and women in STEM project. Friendship competition study.
E-mail: mnaides09@gmail.com

Alexa Paynter
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Spring 2011-Winter 2012 research intern, Fall 2012-Spring 2013 senior thesis. Winter 2012 student in graduate proseminar.)
Girls and women in STEM project. Friendship competition study.
E-mail: alexapaynter1990@gmail.com
Senior thesis: “Testing the Predictive Validity of the Sexual Double Standards Scale in Undergraduate Women.”
Awards: Dean’s Undergraduate Award. Highest honors in the major.
Co-authored publication: Paynter, A., & Leaper, C. (2016). Heterosexual dating double standards in undergraduate women and men. Sex Roles, 75, 393-406.

Lauren Seidel
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Fall 2012-Winter 2013 research intern.)
Marriage traditions study. Girls and women in STEM project.
E-mail: lauren@lrseidel.com

Chaconne Tatum-Diehl
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Spring-Fall 2012 research intern, Fall 2012-Spring 2013 senior thesis,Winter 2013 student in graduate proseminar.)
Possible selves study/Sibling gender study/Girls in STEM study/Friendship competition study.
E-mail: drakkanrider@gmail.com
Senior thesis: “Adolescent girls’ expected responses to sexist discrimination: Gender-role beliefs and coping.”
Awards: Psychology Department’s Outstanding Researcher Award. Highest honors in the major.

2012

Bonnie Glenesk
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Summer 2011-Winter 2012 research intern.)
High school possible selves study/Friendship competition study.
E-mail: bglenesk@gmail.com

Katrina Hoagland
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Spring-Fall 2011 research intern, Winter-Spring 2012 senior thesis)
Possible selves study.
E-mail: kkhoagland@gmail.com
Senior thesis: “Influences on Adolescents’ Future Family and Occupational Self: Family and Television.”
Award: Highest honors in major.

Brittany Hopkins
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Spring 2012 research intern.)
Girls and women in STEM project.
E-mail: N/A

Alana Kivowitz
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Spring 2011 research intern.)
Possible selves study/Girls in STEM study/Friendship competition study.
E-mail: N/A

Stacey Storey
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Spring 2011 research intern.)
Possible selves study/Girls in STEM study/Friendship competition study.
E-mail: stacey.e.storey@gmail.com

2011

Ali O’Grady
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Summer-Fall 2010 research intern, Winter-Spring 2011 senior thesis)
E-mail: alirogrady@gmail.com
Senior thesis: “Adolescent Adjustment Following Parental Divorce: A Retrospective Account.”
Awards: Psychology Department’s Outstanding Researcher Award. Highest honors in major.

2010

Rosalie Bergen
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Spring 2009 research intern, Fall 2009-Winter 2010 senior thesis)
E-mail: rosalie.bergen@gmail.com
Senior thesis: “Factors of Family Structure and Adolescent Adjustment: A Study of Number of Siblings, Religiosity, Ethnic Minority Status, Parental Marital Status and Parental Employment.”

Laura E. Hunter
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Michigan.
(Fall 2008-Spring 2009 research intern, Fall 2009-Winter 2010 senior thesis, Winter 2010 student in graduate proseminar.)
E-mail: digitne@gmail.com
Senior thesis: “Peer Support, Future Career and Parenting Orientation, and Girls’ Science Career Interest.”
Awards: Psychology Department’s Outstanding Researcher Award. Highest honors in major.

Ashley Hyde-Smith
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Spring-Summer 2009 research intern.)
High school students’ academic identity study.
E-mail: aehydesmith@gmail.com

Samara Silverman
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Winter-Spring 2009 research intern.)
High school students’ academic identity study.
E-mail: sdsilverucsc@gmail.com

Zainab Khan
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Winter-Spring 2009 research intern.)
High school students’ academic identity study.
E-mail: N/A

2009

Rachel Robertson
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Spring 2008-Summer research intern, Fall 2008-Winter 2009 senior thesis)
E-mail: robertsonrachelk@gmail.com
Senior thesis: “Gender, Self-Concepts and Disclosure: Do People’s Gender and Emotion Self-Concepts Predict Disclosure to Friends?”
Award: Highest honors in the major.

2008

Desiree Atkins
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Winter 2008-Spring 2008 senior thesis)
E-mail: desireeparisatkins@gmail.com
Senior thesis: “Gender and Friendship Quality Influences on Giving Advice and Active Understanding between Friends”
Award: Highest honors in the major.

2007

Jessica Fernandez
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Ph.D. Program in Social Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Winter 2007 research intern)
College women’s experiences with sexism study.
E-mail: N/A

Rachel Gelfond
B.A. in Health Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz.
M.S. in Pharmacology, Tulane University.
(Winter 2005 - Spring 2006 College Ten intern)
Girl Scouts/Girls-Go-Tech Program
E-mail: rachelgelfond@yahoo.com

Deauna Mansfield (formerly Deauna Doremus)
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Winter 2005 - Spring 2006 College Ten intern)
Girl Scouts/Girls-Go-Tech Program
E-mail: deauna@mac.com

Erin Pressman
B.A. in Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Winter and Spring 2006 College Ten intern)
Girl Scouts/Girls-Go-Tech Program
E-mail: empressman@gmail.com

Hilary Sisson
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Winter and Spring 2006 College Ten intern)
Girl Scouts/Girls-Go-Tech Program
E-mail: N/A

Zavi Smith
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Winter and Spring 2005 College Nine intern)
Girl Scouts/Girls-Go-Tech Program
E-mail: zavismith@gmail.com

2006

Jessica Conte
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Winter and Spring 2005 research intern)
Girl Scouts/Girls-Go-Tech Program
E-mail: Calibutterfly818@aol.com

Nicole Nunez
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Winter 2005-Winter 2006 College Nine intern, Summer-Fall 2005 Psychology Intern)
Girl Scouts/Girls-Go-Tech Program and College Women's Perceptions of Sexism
E-mail: N/A
Award: Outstanding Student Award: Psychology Department's Award for Special Achievement

Sarah Pham
B.A. in Neuroscience, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Winter and Spring 2005 research intern)
Girl Scouts/Girls-Go-Tech Program
E-mail: N/A

2005

Stephanie Van
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
M.S.W., University of Southern California.
(Fall 2004 and Winter 2005 senior thesis student)
E-mail: stepharted@yahoo.com
Senior Thesis: "Traditional Masculinity Ideology and Academic Self-Concepts"
Co-authored publication: Leaper, C., & Van, S. (2008). Masculinity ideology, covert sexism, and perceived gender typicality in relation to young men’s academic motivation and choices in college. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 9, 139-153.

2004

Malinahi Armendariz
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Spring 2003 research intern with Carly Friedman [Raasch])
E-mail: malinahi@yahoo.com

Rachel Brody
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Fall 2003 and Winter 2004 research intern with Carly Friedman [Raasch])
E-mail: rachaccount@yahoo.com

Michael Franco
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Fall 2003 and Winter 2004 research intern with Sirinda Sincharoen)
E-mail: mfranco@ucscalumni.com

Sabry Ramirez
B. A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
M.A. in Counseling Psychology, University of Santa Clara.
(Spring 2003 research intern with Carly Friedman [Raasch])
E-mail: Sabry.Ramirez@sanjoseca.gov OR papi_chu@hotmail.com

Judy Rivas
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Spring 2003 research intern with Carly Friedman [Raasch])
E-mail: judyrivas@hotmail.com

Grace Strauss
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Winter and Spring 2004 research intern with Sirinda Sincharoen)
E-mail: gspill36@yahoo.com

Michelle Taketa
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Fall 2003 and Winter 2004 research intern with Carly Friedman [Raasch])
E-mail: mtaketa@earthlink.net

Stephanie Weber
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Fall 2003 and Winter 2004 research intern with Carly Friedman [Raasch])
E-mail: sdweber73@hotmail.com

2003

Aryun Hamm
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Summer 2003 volunteer intern)
E-mail: aryoon@yahoo.com OR sleepe2@yahoo.com

Rachel Piano
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Winter-Spring 2003 research intern with Carly Friedman [Raasch])
E-mail: RPiano@ncen.com

Brooke Van Vliet
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
(Fall 2002 research intern with Carly Friedman [Raasch])
E-mail: brooker07@hotmail.com

Jessica Young
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: youngjessi@hotmail.com
Senior Thesis: "Predictors of Negotiation Strategies Employed Within Friendship Dyads"

2002

Ali Sideroff
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Graduate Program in Counseling, California Instittue of Integral Studies
E-mail: movingfreely@gmail.com

David Wilson
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: wilson_d@hotmail.com
Award: Psychology Department's Undergraduate Research Award

2001

Annie Brown
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: CAGirl135@aol.com

Sarah Cashman
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: sarahmariko@hotmail.com
Senior Thesis: "Predictors of Friendship Quality and Supportive Communication Among Young Adults"
Awards: Dean's and Chancellor's Awards; Steck Award for Best UCSC Senior Thesis.

Kristen Etzler
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: Riocinco@aol.com
Senior Thesis: "Cross-Gender Friendships and the Romantic Ideology"

Mi Kim
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: pomona@hotmail.com OR mikisan@juno.com

Maya Stevenson
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: N/A

2000

Catherine Liguori
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: catomatic76@hotmail.com

Riquelen Manlucu
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Masters in Social Work, University of Southern California.
E-mail: riquelen@gmail.com

Neena Mann
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: N/A

Bree Marchman
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Masters in Social Work, University of California, Berkeley.
E-mail: bmarchman@hotmail.com
Senior Thesis: "The Effects of Gender Attitudes and Partner Gender on Communication Between Friends."

Danielle Marchman
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Masters in Social Work, San Jose State University.
E-mail: danimarchman@hotmail.com
Senior Thesis: "The Effect of Self-Esteem and Gender-Role Identity on Self-Disclosure Between Pairs of Friends."

Kelly McNeill (formerly Kelly Orrantia)
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: kobells@hotmail.com OR kobells@gmail.com OR coactivekelly@gmail.com 

Reena Panchal
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: reena_pachal@yahoo.com

Elizabeth Woolridge
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: elisawool@hotmail.com

1999

Clover Bolton
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: clover_k_bolton@yahoo.com

Briana Carr
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Psy.D. in Health Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology.
]E-mail: brianacarr@yahoo.com
Senior Thesis: "Gender Composition and Self-Concept: Underlying Factors of Gender Differences."

Keri Rosenbluh (formerly Keri Herscovitch)
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
M.A. in Educational Counseling, Hebrew University.
E-mail: khers3@hotmail.com OR khers3@yahoo.com

Lubianka Lopez
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Masters in Social Work, California State University at Los Angeles.
E-mail: muneca56@hotmail.com

Veronica Lopez
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: VeroLopez5@go.com

Kimberly Martin
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: N/A

Lili Orellana
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Masters in Social Work, California State University, Long Beach.
E-mail: liliorellana@hotmail.com

Mary Perugini
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: N/A

Lilian Valencia
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Masters in Social Work, University of Southern California.
E-mail: lxv100@hotmail.com

1998

Jessica Brown Alys
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: jess_kat@hotmail.com

Michelle Bialon
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Masters in Social Work, University of California, Los Angeles.
E-mail: MDBialon@aol.com OR mdbialon@juno.com

Katie Boehm
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: N/A

Stephanie Corp
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: N/A

Amanda Crawford
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: N/A
Senior Thesis: "The Influence of Gender on Degree of Intimacy and Topic Choice in Self-Disclosures Among Friends."

Dorothy Dichter
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: dtd31@sbcglobal.net

Robyn Hannon
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: rrobynh@cox.net OR robyn.hannon@verizon.net

John Leonard
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: jfleonard@hotmail.com

Jennifer McCloskey
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: N/A

Dawn Mikolyski
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Masters Program in Psychology, San Jose State University.
Senior Thesis: "Indirect Speech and Direct Roles in Relationships: Gender and Passive, Active, and Interactive Speech."
E-mail: N/A

Freja Rasmussen
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Special Education Credential, California State University, Monterey Bay.
E-mail: frejar@yahoo.com

Lara Triona (formerly Laura Meyer)
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, Carnegie-Mellon University.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Developmental Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: lara@bananaslugs.com

1997

Grace Cho
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
Current position: Associate Professor of Psychology, St. Olaf College
E-mail: gcho7@hotmail.com OR cho@stolaf.edu

Mary Luisi
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: N/A

Niosha Nafei
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: N/A

Kristen O'Shea
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Graduate Program in Psychology, University of Montana.
E-mail: kristen.oshea@umontana.edu

Carly Perlman
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Senior Thesis: "Adjusting to Abortion: A Review of Psychosocial Predictors and Implications for Treatment."
Co-Authored Publication: Leaper, C., Breed, L., Hoffman, L., & Perlman, C. (2002). Variations in the gender-stereotyped content of children’s television cartoons across genres. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 32, 1653-1662.
Current: Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Meghan Schwering
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: N/A

Stacey Selevan
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
M.A. in Counseling Psychology, University of Southern California.
Psychotherapist
E-mail: selevan@usc.edu OR sselevan@yahoo.com

Julie Vierra
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: N/A

1996

Danna Barker
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
M.A. in Education, California State University, Northridge.
E-mail: danbnan@hotmail.com

Lisa Breed
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Co-Authored Publication: Leaper, C., Breed, L., Hoffman, L., & Perlman, C. (2002). Variations in the gender-stereotyped content of children’s television cartoons across genres. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 32, 1653-1662.
E-mail: N/A

Laurie Hoffman
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Co-Authored Publication: Leaper, C., Breed, L., Hoffman, L., & Perlman, C. (2002). Variations in the gender-stereotyped content of children’s television cartoons across genres. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 32, 1653-1662.

Monica Hurtado
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: moniguin88@hotmail.com
Co-Authored Conference Presentation: Tenenbaum, H., Brabo Silva, R., Hurtado, M., & Leaper, C. (1996, June). Mexican-American parents’ cognitive demand of their preschool child: Gender & parent attitudes. Poster presentation at the Conference of the American Psychological Society, San Francisco.

Aimee Jurewicz
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Special Education Teacher, Amador Valley High School
E-mail: ajurewicz@pleasanton.k12.ca.us

Amy Rydell
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: amyrydell@aol.com

Tani Graham Shaffer
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology.
E-mail: tanijeff@yahoo.com
Senior Thesis: "Gender-Related Differences in Conversational Strategies Among African-American Children."
Co-Authored Publication: Leaper, C., Tenenbaum, H. R., & Shaffer, T. G. (1999). Gender effects on the communication strategies of African-American children from low-income, urban backgrounds. Child Development, 70, 1489-1503.

Rebecca Brabo Silva
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
M.A. in Mental Health Counseling, Seattle University.
E-mail: rbsilva@earthlink.net
Co-Authored Conference Presentation: Tenenbaum, H., Brabo Silva, R., Hurtado, M., & Leaper, C. (1996, June). Mexican-American parents’ cognitive demand of their preschool child: Gender & parent attitudes. Poster presentation at the Conference of the American Psychological Society, San Francisco.

1995

Stella Adame
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: N/A

Elizabeth Markarian (formerly Elizabeth Torrey)
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: Lisearama@aol.com

Jennifer Michels
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: N/A
Co-Authored Conference Presentation: Anderson, K. J., Michels, J., Starita, M., St. John, M., & Leaper, C. (1996, March). Emotion talk between same- and mixed gender friends: Forms and functions of expression. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Boston.

Rosa Plaza
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: rosa@escuelapopular.org

Winnie Poon
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: win_poo@yahoo.com

Leticia Recio
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: N/A

Christine Sparks
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: jesa@ix.netcom.com

Martine Starita
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Masters in Speech Pathology, San Diego State University.
E-mail: martine_starita@yahoo.com
Co-Authored Conference Presentation: Anderson, K. J., Michels, J., Starita, M., St. John, M., & Leaper, C. (1996, March). Emotion talk between same- and mixed gender friends: Forms and functions of expression. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Boston.

Matilda St. John
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
M.A. in Feminist Psychology, New College of California.
Psychotherapist in private practice, Oakland. In-take Coordinator, La Cheim.
E-mail: matildastjohn@attbi.com
Co-Authored Conference Presentation: Anderson, K. J., Michels, J., Starita, M., St. John, M., & Leaper, C. (1996, March). Emotion talk between same- and mixed gender friends: Forms and functions of expression. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Boston.

Suzanne Toth
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: suzanne573@yahoo.com

Kim Walter
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: N/A

1994

Jeanette Castro
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: N/A

Stephanie Groll
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: sgroll@mit.edu OR grollgirl@yahoo.com OR sogroll@ix.netcom.com

Lisa Heidt
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
M.S.W., San Diego State University.
E-mail: Leesah42@aol.com OR laheidt@msn.com

Lisa Lee
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: N/A

Jennifer Prado
B.A. in Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: N/A

April Vogensen
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Psy. D., Wright Institute.
E-mail: avogensen@yahoo.com
Senior Thesis: "The Influence of Parental Attitudes About Gender on Sex-Typed Behavior of Parents and Children."

1993

Veronica Aguirre
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: N/A

Carilyn Baker
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Senior Thesis
: "Autonomy, Relatedness, and Gender in Young Adults' Conversations with their Friends About Family Relations."
Co-Authored Publication: Leaper, C., Carson, M., Baker, C., Holliday, H., Myers, S. B. (1995). Self-disclosure and listener verbal support in same-gender and cross-gender friends' conversations. Sex Roles, 33, 387-404.

Linda Cutting
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Kent State University.
Senior Thesis: "The Sex-Typing of Assertion and Affiliation During Parent-Child Play: Who Influences Whom?"
Award: Chancellor's and Dean's Undergraduate Awards

Heather Holliday
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz.
M.A. in Journalism, Columbia University.
E-mail: hdholliday@hotmail.com
Senior Thesis: "Gender Differences in Friends' Gossip."
Co-authored Publication: Leaper, C., Carson, M., Baker, C., Holliday, H., Myers, S. B. (1995). Self-disclosure and listener verbal support in same-gender and cross-gender friends' conversations. Sex Roles, 33, 387-404.
Co-authored Publication: Leaper, C., & Holliday, H. (1995). Gossip processes during same-gender and cross-gender friends' conversations. Personal Relationships, 2, 237-246.

Marika Foltz
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: N/A

Sandra Guevara
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Independent Study Paper: "A Comparison of Gender Socialization Between Single Mexican-American Mothers and Married Mexican-American Mothers."
E-mail: N/A

Devon Johnson
B.A. in Psychology and Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
M.A. in Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles.
Ph.D. in Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles.
E-mail: djohnson@post.harvard.edu

Dana Martinez
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: N/A

Nydia Medina
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: nydia228Z@aol.com
Independent Study Paper: "The Relation Between Maternal Acculturation and Children's Gender Socialization in Mexican-American Families."

Christina Pouquette
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Psy.D., Pacific Graduate School of Professional Psychology.
Senior Thesis: "The Correlates of Gender and Maternal Marital Status with Mother-Preschooler Behavior During Play."
E-mail: N/A

Dena Valin
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Ed.D. in Education, University of California, Irvine.
E-mail: ddmerkin@gmail.com
Senior Thesis: "Maternal Differences in Gender-Role Attitudes and Sex-Typing Behaviors: To What Extent Do Culture or Socioeconomic Status Play a Part?"
Senior Thesis Award: Chancellor's and Dean's Undergraduate Award.
Co-Authored Publication: Leaper, C., & Valin, D. (1996). Predictors of Mexican-American mothers’ and fathers’ attitudes toward gender equality. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 18, 343-355.

Rebecca Yanowsky (formerly Rebecca Nevins)
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
M.S.W., San Jose State University.
E-mail: N/A

1992

Marla Domino
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: marla_domino@mail.ua.edu OR marladomino@hotmail.com

Debra Alise Greenberg
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: Debora.a.greenberg@kp.org
Senior Thesis: "Daycare, Marital Status, and Maternal Gender Attitudes as Correlates of Mother-Child Play."

LeeAnne Harker
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Ph.D. in Psychology, University of California, Berkeley.
E-mail: N/A
Senior Thesis: "The Relation of Parental Structuring Behaviors to Gender-Typed Play Contexts and Child Behaviors."
Co-Authored Conference Presentation: Harker, L., Strasser, T., & Leaper, C. (1993, April). The relation of parental structuring behaviors to gender-typed play contexts and child behaviors. Poster presented at the 73rd Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Tempe, Arizona.

Christine Ann Douglas
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: N/A

1991

Heather Martin
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
M.S.W., San Diego State University.
E-mail: hmartin2@hotmail.com
Senior Thesis: "The Effect of Play Context on Gender-Related Differences in Mothers' Play with their Preschool-Age Children."

Rosalyn Schwartz
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
M.S.W., California State University at Long Beach.
E-mail: Rosalyn@schreiman.net
Senior Thesis: "The Effects of Maternal Employment on Mother-Preschooler Interactions."
Award: Chancellor's Undergraduate Award.
Co-Authored Publication: Leaper, C., Leve, L., Strasser, T., & Schwartz, R. (1995). Mother-child communication sequences: Play activity, child gender, and marital status effects. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 41, 307-327.

Trisha McGuire (formerly Trisha Strasser, passed away 2010)
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
M.S. in Accounting, San Jose State University.
Co-Authored Conference Publication: Leaper, C., Leve, L., Strasser, T., & Schwartz, R. (1995). Mother-child communication sequences: Play activity, child gender, and marital status effects. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 41, 307-327.
Co-Authored Conference Presentation: Leaper, C., Strasser, T., & Smith, L. (1993, March). Sociocultural correlates of parents' gender-related communication with their young child. In C. Leaper (Chair), Sociocultural influences on gender development. Symposium at the 56th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, New Orleans.
Co-Authored Conference Presentation: Harker, L., Strasser, T., & Leaper, C. (1993, April). The relation of parental structuring behaviors to gender-typed play contexts and child behaviors. Poster presented at the 73rd Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Tempe, Arizona.
Co-Authored Conference Presentation: Michaelieu, Q., Strasser, T., & Leaper, C. (1993, April). Children's gendered response patterns to parents' communication acts. Poster presented at the 73rd Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Tempe, Arizona.
Co-Authored Conference Presentation: Michaelieu, Q., Strasser, T., & Leaper, C. (1993, June). Sex-typed communication exchanges with mothers and fathers. Poster presented at the Fifth Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society, Chicago.

1990

Mary Carson
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: N/A
Senior Thesis: "Will Men Rise to the Occasion? Responses to Self-Disclosure in Same- and Mixed-Gender Friendship Dyads."
Co-Authored Publication: Leaper, C., Carson, M., Baker, C., Holliday, H., Myers, S. B. (1995). Self-disclosure and listener verbal support in same-gender and cross-gender friends' conversations. Sex Roles, 33, 387-404.
Co-Authored Conference Presentation: Carson, M., Bell, S., & Leaper, C. (1991, April). Gender similarities and differences in friends' self disclosures. Poster presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco.
Co-Authored Conference Presentation: Leaper, C., Bell, S., & Carson, M. (1991, April). Gender relations in early adulthood: Interactions between same- and cross-gender friends. Symposium presentation at the 55th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle.

Kayte Goodin
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: kayte@goodinassociates.com
Senior Thesis: "The Influence of Teacher and Student Gender on the Lexical Choice of Professors in Student Narrative Evaluations."

Leslie Leve (formerly Leslie Smith)
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, University of Oregon, 1995.
Professor, University of Oregon
E-mail: leve@uoregon.edu
Senior Thesis: "Single-Parent Mothers and Married Mothers Communications with their Preschoolers."
Co-Authored Publication: Leaper, C., Leve, L., Strasser, T., & Schwartz, R. (1995). Mother-child communication sequences: Play activity, child gender, and marital status effects. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 41, 307-327.
Conference Presentation: Leaper, C., Strasser, T., & Smith, L. (1993, March). Sociocultural correlates of parents' gender-related communication with their young child. In C. Leaper (Chair), Sociocultural influences on gender development. Symposium at the 56th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, New Orleans.
Conference Presentation: Leaper, C., Smith, L., Sprague, R., & Schwartz, R. (1991, April). Singe-parent mothers, married mothers, married fathers, and the socialization of gender in preschool children. Poster presented at the 55th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle.
Conference Presentation: Smith, L., Schwartz, R., Sprague, R., & Leaper, C. (1991, April). Single-parent mothers' and married mothers' communications with their preschool children. Poster presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco.
Conference Presentation: Sprague, R., Schwartz, R., Smith, L., & Leaper, C. (1991, April). Preschool children's communications with their mothers and fathers. Poster presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco.
Conference Presentation: Schwartz, R., Sprague, R., Smith, L., & Leaper, C. (1991, August). Maternal employment and mothers' sex-typed play with their preschool children. Poster presented at the 99th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco.

Melinda Porter
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: ryantmurden@yahoo.com

Rachel Anne Sprague
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
E-mail: N/A
Senior Thesis: "Mothers' and Fathers' Communication with their Preschool Children"
Co-Authored Conference Presentation: Sprague, R., Schwartz, R., Smith, L., & Leaper, C. (1991, April). Preschool children's communications with their mothers and fathers. Poster presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco.
Co-Authored Conference Presentation: Schwartz, R., Sprague, R., Smith, L., & Leaper, C. (1991, August). Maternal employment and mothers' sex-typed play with their preschool children. Poster presented at the 99th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco.
Co-Authored Conference Presentation: Smith, L., Schwartz, R., Sprague, R., & Leaper, C. (1991, April). Single-parent mothers' and married mothers' communications with their preschool children. Poster presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco.