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Lab Team

Shaziela Ishak

Dr. Ishak received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from New York University. She is an Associate Professor at Ramapo College of New Jersey and Director of the Cognitive Development Lab. Her research examines how people learn to use both perceptual and social information to perceive possibilities for motor action for both their own bodies and objects. She is interested in understanding behavior at both the individual and group level. Dr. Ishak has gained insight into perception of actions across the lifespan by observing infants, children, and adults.

Current Lab Members

Ashley Francis

Ashley Francis is a Junior at Ramapo College from Lyndhurst, NJ. She is majoring in Psychology and minoring in music. Ashley has worked with children for six years and is looking to pursue a career in Child Psychology or Social Work. She is also involved in the Psi Chi Honors Society, the National Society for Collegiate Scholars, and the Association of Latinos Moving Ahead.

Cindy Lam

Cindy Lam of Parsippany, NJ is a first-year student in the Honors Program at Ramapo College. She is majoring in Biology and will minor in Psychology or Neuroscience. She will attend optometry school and travel to developing countries to aid those in need and create more opportunities for eye-care. She is an active member of the United Asian Association, is the 2020-2021 President of the Biology Club, & a Ramapo Admissions Student Ambassador.