Derrian Tabilin

Derrian Tabilin (they/them) is a second-year graduate student in the Developmental Psychology Ph.D. program at UC Riverside. They graduated from UCR in 2020 with their BS in psychology and completed an honors project that examined intersectionality and identity development among Deaf students attending a school for the Deaf ( Their research interests include identity studies among racial/ethnic minority Deaf and hard of hearing individuals and etiologies of depressive and trauma-related psychopathologies using developmental and relational perspectives. Their hobbies include playing with artisanal slime and eating pie while listening to BTS.

Amanda Sadri

Amanda Sadri (she/her/ella) is a third-year graduate student in the Psychology Ph.D. program developmental area at UC Riverside. She completed her B.A. in psychology at UC Riverside and later studied in the Post-Baccalaureate Program in Psychological Science at UC Irvine. At UC Berkeley as a Survey Researcher, Amanda’s program of research examined environmental risk factors for violence in the California state hospital system.

At UCR, Amanda studies socioemotional and cultural risk and protective processes of rule-breaking and rule-abiding behavior. Specifically, she examines individual (e.g., callous-unemotional traits, risk-taking, inhibitory control) and contextual (e.g., parent behaviors and beliefs, neighborhoods, cultural socialization practices) influence the trajectory of aggression and delinquency. Her work refines culturally responsive theory and practice aimed at mitigating maladaptive aggression and carceral outcomes for high-risk youth. 

In her free time, Amanda loves activities like soccer, tennis, and running. 

AnnaMaria Boullion

AnnaMaria Boullion is a fourth-year graduate student in the Developmental Psychology program at UC Riverside. AnnaMaria transferred from Shasta Community College with an A.A. in Behavioral Science to California State University, Chico, where she completed both her BA and MA degrees in Psychological Science. As a graduate student at CSU Chico, AnnaMaria developed an interest in early adversity, protective factors, and resilience. Her research projects focused on childhood maltreatment, growth mindsets, and psychological resilience.

AnnaMaria is committed to identifying and understanding modifiable processes, such as emotion regulation and meaning-making, that contribute to individual differences in how youth navigate adverse life events. AnnaMaria enjoys art, trying new things, and exploring new places in her spare time.

Erick Perez

Erick is a fifth-year doctoral student and a Eugene Cota Robles Fellow in the Developmental Psychology program at UC Riverside. He completed his BA in Psychology from California State University Northridge. While there, he was a National Institute of Health BUILD PODER Scholar working on research that addressed the motor and social barriers to physical activity and fitness among young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. His research at UC Riverside focuses on improving the assessment and treatment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Additionally, Erick is interested in how individuals cope with the loss of their loved ones. He seeks to understand how bereavement and grief vary across cultures, the lifespan, and the context surrounding the loss (e.g., cause, timing, relationship to the deceased). While at UCR, Erick has been working with Dr. Misaki Natsuaki in the Developmental Transitions lab and is now excitedly also joining the Ad Lab.

Erick likes: Wu-Tang, treflips, stage dives, high fives.