Medical/Graduate Students


Amy Sanchez


Amy is a doctoral student in the Clinical Science program at UC Berkeley under the mentorship of Drs. Ann Kring and Sheri Johnson. She received her BA from New York University in Russian and Slavic Studies and her MA from San Francisco State University in Psychological Research. Broadly, she is interested in incorporating physiological, behavioral, and experience sampling methods to explore the relationships between social deficits, emotion dysregulation, and motivation problems in severe psychopathology.

Alison Seitz


Ali is a medical student at USCF. She graduated from Yale in 2009 with a BA in Literature. She taught 7th grade English in New York City before deciding to go to medical school. She took her science courses at Hunter College CUNY. Ali is interested in the etiology of mental illnesses and treatments for the social and cognitive deficits in schizophrenia. Her hobbies include reading fiction, salsa dancing, cooking and exploring SF on her bicycle.


Marlene Tai



Marlene is a medical student at Indiana University who is currently taking a research year at the BAND lab to work on the schizophrenia study! She received her B.S. in Neuroscience from Brown University, after which she spent several years working as a mental health counselor in the Boston area before starting medical school. Marlene is particularly interested in working with patients with psychotic disorders and plans on pursuing psychiatry. In her free time, Marlene enjoys playing the harp, going to music shows, eating sushi, and exploring the city night life.  


Anna Sheen


Anna is a medical student at Rutgers University. She received her B.S. in Biology from The College of New Jersey and is in the process of completing a seven-year combined medical program. She is interested in researching motivational cues and wants to pursue psychiatry. Though many pharmacological treatments for mental illness are available, many of these treatments are inadequate. Anna hopes that her efforts will help yield novel treatments for improving the quality of life of patients. In the little free time she has, Anna enjoys reading audiobooks, swimming in the rain, chasing sleep, and trying to sneak dogs out of Petco.