KRYSTIA REED, JD, PHD
Dr. Reed is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). Dr. Reed received her law degree from the Nebraska College of Law in 2015 and her doctoral degree in Psychology with a Quantitative Emphasis from University of Nebraska - Lincoln in 2017. After graduating, she spent two years as an NSF Post-Doctoral Associate and Adjunct Professor of Law at Cornell University. Dr. Reed is also a member of the California bar.
GRACE HANZELIN, M.S.
Grace joined the Legal Decision Lab in 2020. She is a Legal Psychology doctoral student at UTEP. Grace graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and from the University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Science in Criminology. Her research interests include legal decision making within the context of the courtroom.
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS
Rubi Gonzales is a Psychology major interested in social psychological issues and how they impact the courtroom and the criminal justice system (e.g., discrimination, jury decision-making, & plea bargain research). After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school to pursue her PhD.
Addie Rodriguez is a Government major interested in how jurors determine civil damage awards and how they are influenced by extralegal factors. She is currently studying how attorney attractiveness influences juror decision-making. After graduation, Addie plans to attend law school.
Peter McKendall graduated from Cornell in 2020 with a BA in City and Regional Planning. He is interested in how attorneys influence juror decisions. He is planning on getting his MA.
Priscila Rodante a Psychology major with a Criminal Justice minor. Priscila is interested in the collateral consequences of criminal records. After graduation, she plans to attending graduate school in Psychology. Priscila wishes to provide guidance for juveniles in the criminal justice system.
Vanessa Rivero is a Psychology major with a criminal justice minor. She is interested in what factors influence voting decisions and the effects of solitary confinement. After graduation, she plans to pursue law school or graduate school in Psychology.
BRENDA TORRES, BA
Brenda received her B.A. in math with a concentration in statistics and a minor in psychology. Brenda is interested in data analysis and plans to go to graduate school for statsistics.
Cynthia Magallanes is a psychology major with a criminal justice minor. Cynthia is interested in how attorneys influence juror decisions in the legal system. She has also helped her grandfather, a defense attorney, with legal cases and now she contributes with the Legal Decision lab. She graduated from El Paso Community College in 2019 with a double associate in Criminal Justice and Psychology with honors. After graduation, she plans on pursuing graduate school to obtain her Ph.D. in Legal Psychology. And her goal is to join the FBI and become a special agent.