Janelle Y. Wee, M.S.
Janelle Wee is a fourth-year doctoral student in the CRISIS Lab. She completed her Master's degree in Psychology from Seattle Pacific University. Janelle has begun her clinical training at Swedish First Hill Family Medicine Residency in a primary care behavioral integration setting. She also has experience working as a Behavioral Health Assistant in a Primary Care clinic administering SBIRT surveys in a primarily Korean-speaking population.
Jingyan (Joel) Gu, B.A.
Jingyan Gu is a third-year doctoral student in the CRISIS Lab. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Washington as an international student from China. Joel has clinical experience working with different types of mental disorders including substance abuse, depression, bipolar, and schizophrenia.
Joshua ‘Rocky’ Marks, M.S.
Rocky Marks is a third-year doctoral student in the CRISIS Lab. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and a master's degree from Seattle Pacific University. He has experience as a Psychometrist at a personal injury firm and also works as a Graduate Assistant in the Neuroscience Department of SPU.
Yuchin (Gina) Lin, M.S.
Yu-Chin Lin is a third-year doctoral student in the CRISIS Lab. She received her master’s degrees from California Lutheran University and Seattle Pacific University. She has experience with R and R Studio for data management, visualization, and statistical modeling procedures.
Samantha Jacobson, M.S.(she/her/hers)
Samantha Jacobson is a third-year doctoral student in the CRISIS lab. She is currently doing a comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy practicum placement at The Seattle Clinic, and provides low-fee individual Dialectical Behavior Therapy and evidence-based treatment with LGBTQ+ clients at The Affirmative Collective. She has past
practicum experience at Seattle Children’s Hospital Intensive Outpatient Program for OCD, and on Seattle Children’s inpatient unit. Her dissertation focuses on efficacy of DBT skills modules in treating suicide, self-injury, coping, and internalized homophobia in LGBTQ+ adults. Outside of graduate school, Sam enjoys spending time with her Basset Hound (Hoover) and baking for her lab-mates.
Katherine O'Connell, M.S.
Katherine O'Connell is a 2021 Tillman Scholar and second-year doctoral student in the CRISIS Lab. She completed her Master of Science in Psychology from Regent University. She is a former counterterrorism analyst and army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. She was selected by the Pat Tillman Foundation for her remarkable service and high potential for impact as demonstrated through a proven track record of leadership, the continued pursuit of education and the commitment to service beyond self. She is currently administering psychological assessments for ADHD for children, adolescents, and adults at Pacific Wellness Partners. She has specialized experience in GIS and big data research collection and analysis.
Nicole Moreira, M.A.
Nicole Moreira is a second-year doctoral student in the CRISIS Lab. She completed her bachelor's degree from the University of Washington and master's degree from George Washington University. Nicole is a trained mental healthcare professional with experience treating forensic and adult outpatient populations. She also has experience in involuntary assessment and intervention in her role as a Designated Crisis Responder.
Research Interests: Biopsychosocial factors contributing to psychopathy, recidivism, violent offending and suicide risk in forensic and civilly committed populations. She is also interested in applications of DBT and trauma-informed care to treat suicidality and psychopathology.