Advising Information


Dr. Yarrow Dunham, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Psychology
Dr. Yarrow Dunham
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Office: 100 College St, Room 1237

Office hours:  (not held on Yale holidays)
Tuesdays 9-10 am
Wednesdays 1030am-1130am

Area: Developmental

Dr. Steve W. C. Chang
Neuroscience Track Advisor
Office: K 310
Office Hours: By appointment via email
Area: Neuroscience
Dr. Arielle Baskin-Sommers
Clinical and Graduate School Advisor
Office: Kirtland 217
Office Hours: by appointment via email
Area: Clinical
Fredericka Grant 
Department Registrar
Office: Kirtland 109
Office Hours: by appointment via email

Emily Cohodes
Graduate Assistant DUS
Advising hours: 
Tuesdays 10-11am
Thursdays 2-3pm
Or by appointment
Area: Clinical
Emily is available to meet with students to discuss course selection, senior and graduation requirements, theses, etc.

Senior Mentors (2022-2023)

These are senior mentors appointed by the DUS. If you have any questions about course selections and majoring in Psychology and want to talk to students who have been in similar situations, contact them!

Doris Chen

​​Hi everyone! I’m a senior from New York City pursuing a B.S in Psychology and hoping to go to graduate school for Clinical Psychology in the future. I’ve explored a couple of majors such as computer science, statistics and data science, and cognitive science but ultimately, I kept being drawn to psychology. At the core of it all, I realized that I loved work that centers around forming genuine connections with others and passionate about improving the mental health of the members of our community. Currently, I work in the Powers lab doing research on psychosis and  hallucinations. However, I also have experience working in a different lab studying depression risk and can discuss things like what different types of work in labs can look like. Outside of research, I have also done interdisciplinary work such as user-experience/design and volunteering. If you have any questions including but not limited to topics such as doing research and interdisciplinary interests, feel free to reach out!

Beatriz Horta

Hi everyone! My name is Beatriz and I am a senior double-majoring in Psychology (Neuroscience Track) and MCDB. I came into Yale thinking I wanted to go into developmental psychology, education and public policy, but ended up finding myself much more interested the intersections of psych, neuroscience and biology. Currently, I am working at the CAMS Lab at the Yale Stress Center with Dr. Elizabeth Goldfarb, researching behavioral effects of marijuana on striatal learning. I have delved into several different research areas at Yale and elsewhere, as well as explored other career options. Currently, I am thinking of going into neuroscience research and graduate school in a few years. If you want to discuss double-majoring, picking a research lab, choosing enjoyable classes or anything else, don’t hesitate to reach out to me! Very excited to meet you all.

Janice Dean

Hey y’all! I’m from Appalachia Kentucky studying psychology and education studies interested in the social and cultural factors of child psychopathology and developing effective treatments and pedagogies to account for these factors. Through my work at the Clinical Affective Neuroscience and Development (CAND) Lab, I have been able to research effective anxiety treatments and hope to broaden my scope of research in a Clinical Ph.D. program. I am extremely passionate about these research interests, but I also hope to connect more first-gen low-income students to research programs. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions!

Jillian Jolly

Hi everyone! I am a senior Psychology major from Bessemer, AL. I am also a pre-med/pre-law student and Education Studies Scholar. I came to Yale thinking immediately that I wanted to become a Psychology major but once I got to campus, I became interested in exploring other majors. It took me some time to decide but I finally chose Psychology because of its broad scope and flexibility. I am extremely passionate about educational opportunity and access for communities of color, health policy reform, and reform to the criminal justice system. Because of the major’s flexibility, I’ve been able to explore my passions in several disciplines.  At Yale, I am a research assistant in the Mechanisms of Disinhibition Lab under Dr. Baskin-Sommers and have done work in the Fundamentals of Adolescent Brain Development Lab. I know how difficult it can be to decide on a major so please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions about the major, volunteer opportunities, your interests, or whatever comes to mind. I am happy to help and would love to hear from you!


Lily Siegel 

Hi everyone! I’m Lily, and I’m a senior originally from New Jersey. Though I am now pursuing a B.S. in Psychology, I was not always sure that this is what I wanted to study! Once I started working in the Comparative Cognition Laboratory, though, I realized how broad the scope of the subject really is. I’ve been in the lab for four years now, and I’ve loved being able to explore my own research interests there. Beyond that, I’ve also been able to pursue psychology through lenses of data science, behavioral economics, and AI/technological development. If you’re looking to get involved in a lab, want to find creative ways to explore psychology, or just want to chat, please reach out!