Research Assistants

Yarra Elmasry

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Yarra is a third year at the University of Chicago majoring in psychology. Her research interests range broadly but focus on how decision making differs depending on the modality used to present the information. She is also interested in how decision making is influenced by different factors in other fields, such as economics, healthcare, and technology.


Richy Meleus

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Richy is a fourth year student at the University of Chicago. He is majoring in psychology and minoring in English & Creative Writing. His research interests range broadly but is especially interested in childhood development and the effects of language in perception of others. In particular, he is interested in how different languages may affect the perception of hierarchy and intimacy with others.


Yan Tung Tse

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Yan Tung is a second year student at the University of Chicago. She is considering a double major in economics and public policy studies. As an RA, she enjoys putting into her trilingual skills into good use, as well as exploring elements that impact human behaviour and decision making.


Angel Wang

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Angel is a third year student at the University of Chicago. She is majoring in psychology and considering a double major in philosophy or English specializing in creative writing. Her research interests range broadly but focus on how experiences affect our sense of self over time. She is especially interested in exploring how emersion in differing language environments affects daily decision making and its relation to self-perception.


Xinyu Wei

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Xinyu is a third year student at the University of Chicago majoring in mathematics. She is interested in a broad range of psychology topics from early childhood development to language and biases. Working as a RA in Multilingualism And Decision Making Lab, she hopes to dig deeper into the dominant factors affecting decision making process and how language plays a role in it.