Past Lab Members
This page is devoted to all the past members of our lab. We appreciate the work that they did while they were here as well as the work some continue to do for our lab from a distance. Even though they are no longer with us, we still like to keep in touch and always enjoy learning about what they are doing now. Keep in mind, however, that not all past members are listed, and we will be updating the page as soon as we have new information.
Jennifer Kim, B.S
Jennifer Kim as Dr. Cooper used to call her graduated with her B.A in Psychology with a minor in Chemistry. She is currently applying to graduate programs.
Perla Perez, B.A
Perla graduated in Fall 2017 and earned her B.A in Psychology with a minor in English and American Literature. She is currently in the UTEP Psychology graduate program and continues to do research in social psychology.
Samantha Aguirre, B.A.
Samantha graduated in May 2011 and earned her B.A. in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She is currently an AmeriCorps VISTA (domestic PeaceCorps) Volunteer and works as a project manager with School, Family, and Community Partnerships in the Racine Unified School District in Wisconsin.
Francisco Salgado, M.A.
Cisco graduated with his M.A. in Clinical Psychology in the Summer of 2011. He is currently in a Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology at the University of Memphis, where he is trying to gather as many embarrassing stories of Dr. Cooper as he can (and hopefully include one in his mid milestone).
Areli Guajardo, B.A.
Areli graduated in May, 2011 and earned her B.A. in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She is currently working at Casa de Esperanza de los niños, a foster home in Houston Texas and will be back to UTEP in June 2012 to start a MSW.
Thom Taylor, Ph.D.
Thom graduated in December, 2010 with a Ph.D. in Health Psychology. He is now Statistician in the Directorate of Evaluation and Standardization at the Defense Language Institute and Foreign Language Center in Presidio of Monterey.
Ashley Murray, M.A.
Ashley graduated in May, 2009 with an M.A. in Clinical Psychology. Her thesis was titled "The Effects of Psychopathy and Machiavellianism on Cognitive Dissonance." She was accepted into the Clinical Forensic PhD program at Simon Fraser University where she will continue to study psychopathy and juvenile delinquency.
Natasha Naylor, M.A.
Natasha graduated in May 2009 with an M.A. in Clinical Psychology. She was accepted to the University of Utah for the J.D. program to pursuit a career in law.
Ernie Gonzalez, Jr. B.A.
Ernie graduated in May, 2009 and earned his B.A. in Psychology and Criminal Justice. He was accepted into the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at Sam Houston State University. He looks to continue to add to his koozie collection in the coming years.
Elizabeth Perez, B.A.
Elizabeth graduated in May, 2009. She earned her B.A. in Psychology and was accepted to the University of Northern Iowa. She was accepted to the M.A. in Legal Psychology program.
Brenda Hanson, Ph. D.
Brenda is the first member of the lab who earned her Ph.D. She graduated on December, 2008. She is now an Engineering Psychologist at the US Army TRADOC Analysis Center (TRAC) at White Sands Missile Range, NM.
Dixie Hu, B.S.
The sunshine of the Patchlab, Dixie graduated in December, 2008. She is now in a Doctoral program at Ohio State University pursuing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.
Jessica Dominguez, B.A.
Our glamorous, ever-smiling, and valued member graduated on May, 2008. Jessica was recently accepted to the Master's Program in Business Administration at UTEP. She is enthusiast on getting her MBA in Finance or International Business.
Keith Lawson, B.A.
Our valued member Keith moved to Tampa, Florida in pursuit of a Military and Law Enforcement career.
Anthony V. Kantin, M.A.
Tony moved to Charlotte with his fiance Elise. He is continuing his education in Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Denise Rodriguez, M.A.
One of our most valuable members is now at Syracuse University pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Denise graduated from the M.A. program in Clinical Psychology on May 2007.
Jenny Venegas, M.A.
Her laughter and energy will be missed at the PATCH Lab. Jenny was accepted to the Ph.D. in School Psychology at the University of Utah. She graduated in May, 2007.
Hector Lopez, M.A.
No adjective can describe him accurately. Hector was accepted to the Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology at the University of Buffalo. Hector graduated from the B.A. program in Psychology.
Liz Orozco, B.A.
Our purple girl is in L.A. now. We hope she is having fun and enjoying herself. She graduated from the B.A. program in Psychology.
Colby Stoever, Ph.D.
A productive and independent member. He is surely enjoying himself. He graduated from the Ph.D. program in Psychology. Right now he is a Research Specialist at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in Austin, TX.
Meghan Johnson, B.S.
Always a hard-worker. Meghan has a cute baby now and went back to her beautiful hometown. She earned her B.S. in Psychology.
Noah V. Clayton, M.A.
Noah Clayton graduated in May 2005 from the University of Texas at El Paso with a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology. Noah was accepted to the Ph.D. program at the University of Nebraska.
Michelle R. Resor, B.A.
Michelle Resor is pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical health psychology at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.G.
Michael Enriquez, B.A.
Michael is currently teaching.
G. Enrique Schneider, B.A.
Enrique is pursuing a degree in law.
Liliana Cordero, B.A.
Lily worked in the PATCH Lab as an undergraduate before graduating with her B.A. in Spring 2006. Lily is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Texas Tech University.
Tiffany N. Tajiri, B.S.
Tiffany worked in the PATCH Lab as an undergraduate before graduating with her B.S. in Spring 2006. She is now pursuing a Psy.D. in Neuropsychology at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology.
Christopher K. Redfearn
Chris is currently working as a detention officer with El Paso's Juvenile Probation Department.
Crystal Sosa, B.A.
Crystal moved back to Houston, Texas and now is working as a teacher.
Viridiana Martinez, B.A.
Viri graduated UTEP in the Fall of 2017 with her B.A. in psychology.
Xavier Vera, B.A.
Xavier is currently pursuing his graduate studies at UTEP for clinical psychology.
Lizette Salcido, B.A.
Lizette graduated in the Spring of 2018 and earned her B.A. in psychology. She is currently studying for her GRE's to enroll in graduated school in the near future.
Karla Llanes, B.A.
Karla is currently focusing on completing her thesis.