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Located at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, the DJS lab's focus is on intergroup interactions, social networks prejudice, morality in group-diverse contexts, and the effect of subtle bias on performance

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Mike Rosenblum

Recent Graduate

Haas School of Business

Mike is interested in research focused on understanding facets of political discourse and inequality. In particular, he studies how political language (such as political correctness) impacts judgements of communicators, as well as how impressions are shaped along the lines of race, gender, and class.

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Helena Rose Karnilowicz

6th year PhD Student


Helena studies emotions, emotion regulation, and beliefs about emotions from a social-developmental perspective. She is particularly interested in how beliefs about who can and should control their emotions impacts social interactions. Her research takes a biopsychosocial approach, incorporating subjective, behavioral, and physiological measures.

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Shoshana Jarvis

4th year PhD Student

Haas School of Business

Before graduate school Shoshana worked as a research assistant with Geoff Cohen at Stanford University and as a lab manager for Geraldine Downey and Niall Bolger at Columbia University. Shoshana also spent a year serving as a corps member at AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps in New York City. She now works on studies and interventions at the intersection of race and criminal justice involvement.

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Derek Brown

3rd year PhD Student

Haas School of Business

Derek is interested in research focused on understanding the challenges and value of diversity in society and organizations. In particular, he studies how diversity, prejudice, nonverbal behavior, and status influence individual and group processes.

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Sonya Mishra

3rd year PhD Student

Haas School of Business

Sonya is interested in examining how gender and racial inequalities manifest in workplace environments. She is interested in studying the mechanisms behind prejudice and discrimination in an effort to develop intervention methods to encourage diversity and equality.

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Charlie Townsend

2nd year PhD Student

Haas School of Business

Charlie is interested in studying gender bias in the workplace, and exploring the mechanisms which prevent more women from ascending the corporate ladder. More specifically, she is interested in how bias emerges in contexts such as hiring and at the corporate board level.

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Sarah de la Vega

Lab Manager

DJS Lab and Micro Lab

Sarah is a lab manager for Professors Drew Jacoby-Senghor (DJS Lab) and Dana Carney (Micro Lab). Her research interests are in nonverbal behavior, classical conditioning nudges, and user experience.

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Brianna Blair

Research Assistant

4th year, Sociology Major


Brianna is interested in research surrounding inequality, race, organizations and social psychology. After completing her undergraduate degree, she plans to pursue a graduate degree in Organizational Behavior or Sociology. 

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David Jimenez Chinchilla

Research Assistant

4th year, Psychology Major

David is interested in research focusing on how bias affects an individual's judgments in everyday interaction. He plans on pursuing a PhD in psychology.

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Salem Sulaiman
Research Assistant
3rd year, Psychology Major

Salem is interested in understanding how diversity influences group processes in the workplace. After graduation, he plans to pursue a graduate degree in organizational behavior or psychology.

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Ayla Martinez

Research Assistant

3rd Year, Double Major in Social Welfare and Education

Ayla is passionate about fostering equitable spaces. She is pursuing research involving socio-economic status, race, and gender. After graduating, she plans to earn a PhD in Education with a concentration in Culture, Institutes, and Society. Her goal is to educate and continue to mentor.

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Zachary Shi

Research Assistant

2nd Year, Double Major in Computer Science and Economics

Zach is interested in research exploring how morality affects the strategic decisions and behavior of individuals and institutions in dyadic interactions.

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Darby Clement

Research Assistant

2nd Year, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) Major

Darby is interested in research surrounding human computer interaction. After her undergraduate studies, she hopes to pursue a graduate degree in computer science. 

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My Dao

Research Assistant

Psychology Post-Baccalaureate Student


My is interested in studying the intersectionality of economic, racial, and gender inequality. Specifically, she is interested in how they impact life outcomes and the social and institutional mechanisms that contribute to perpetuating them. She plans to pursue a PhD in psychology, after completing the post-baccalaureate program.


Thank you for your interest in the DJS Lab! We are not currently seeking applicants, but please check back in the fall for updates
General requirements: full time during the summer or a 2 semester commitment at 9-11 hours per week.

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