Dylan (he/him) is a Psychological Science major and prospective music minor on the pre-health track from Shanghai, China and New York, NY. He hopes to one day work as a pediatrician, applying his interests in child development, clinical psychology and psychopathology to a medical focus; at the same time, he finds social psychology fascinating and would love to talk/learn more! He currently works as a member of the Culture, Race, and Brain (CRAB) Lab and a mentor for PSYC51. Outside of the department, you will probably find Dylan immersed in music, producing and releasing original songs and jamming in the Pomona College Choir and Orchestra, the Jazz Ensemble, and the After School Specials acapella group. Outside of music, he loves to cook, watch nature documentaries or animated kids shows, celebrate his APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American) identity, and take care of various small animals/plants. Dylan's goal above all else is to ensure people feel supported and safe in their communities, and he strives to do just that as a Psychological Science liaison. He can always be reached through email or social media. Feel free to say hi on the path - he apologizes in advance if he has his headphones on!
JoJo is a Pomona College class of 2023 Psychological Science major from Cheyenne, Wyoming. In psychology, he most enjoys dealing with social and cognitive areas, though he has developed a broad interest in most areas of the subject. Outside psychology, JoJo is most interested academically in philosophy, politics, and history, while away from school you’re likely to find him participating in hobbies like chess, poker, soccer, disc golf, and piano. His experience with the Psych department includes working as a member of C.R.A.B. (Culture, Race, and Brain) Lab, mentoring for PSYC051, and conducting a RAISE project on the semantic processing of music. JoJo’s goal as a liaison is to form meaningful relationships with the wonderful people in the Psych department and to put his best foot forward in enhancing the experiences of both students and faculty. He’s always available to talk through email, social media, or in-person, and he’s really excited to start working with you!
Christine (she/her) is a class of 2024 Psychological Science major from San Luis Obispo County in California. Some classes Christine has loved with the department are Child Development, Social Psych, and Personality Psych. Outside of the classroom, she loves being a research assistant at the AMH lab with the Berger Institute. In the future, she is considering pursuing a master's in positive psychology and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Aside from psychology, Christine loves cats, listening to music, and Asian food (especially boba and Korean BBQ). She also loves hiking and watching the ocean at night. As liaison, Christine wants to help students experience the incredible love and support she has received from the department by helping further connect psych students to the wonderful staff, to the department’s resources, and to each other. She is super excited about this new role and would love to help and get to know anyone interested in Psychology! She’s available to answer questions, take suggestions, or just chat through email, social media, or in person.
Lauren Kim is a junior majoring in Psychological Science and minoring in Linguistics from Fullerton, CA. She hopes to pursue Speech-Language Pathology and earning a PsyD to study clinical psychology in the future. She is currently working as a research assistant for the Applied Mind and Health-CARE Lab at CMC with Dr. Doan, where she is studying child development by looking at physiological data like cortisol, HRV, and blood pressure. Outside of Psychology, Lauren enjoys shopping, dancing and choreographing, as she is currently a contemporary, ballet, and jazz instructor at various dance studios in Orange County. Some of Lauren's favorite courses that she has taken so far are Personality Psychology and Social Psychology. As one of the junior Psychology liaisons this year, Lauren looks forward to continuing enhancing the Psychological Science program and building a stronger community within the department. She's always willing to meet new people and reachable through email, social media (Instagram: @laurenkimm_), or in-person! Please don't hesitate to say hi!