Doctoral Research Assistants

Shaniqua Bradley

Education – MSW, Kean University, BSW, Kean University

Research Interests – At-risk adolescent youth; Youth and Family Programming; Program Development and Evaluation; Evidence-based Intervention 

Shaniqua joined the REDSS lab in the fall of 2016. Shaniqua is pursuing her PhD in Family Studies. Shaniqua currently works in Hillside Public Schools in Hillside, New Jersey where she serves as a School Social Worker on the Child Study Team. Shaniqua is currently working on the PACE project for the REDSS lab.

Shaniqua enjoys working with adolescents and she has an interest in program development and evaluation. She hopes to learn all she can while working in the lab so she can continue to pursue her career goals. In her free time Shaniqua enjoys shopping, spending time with her family & friends, going to the beach, going to restaurants, going to live performance shows/musicals and traveling. She also enjoys outdoor activities like canoeing, zip lining, and white water rafting.

Office — University Hall, Room 4110

Lisa Chauveron

Education— MEd, Pennsylvania State University, BS, University of Florida

Research Interests – Evaluation and Program Planning; Evidence-based Interventions; Implementation Science; Youth Development; Social-Emotional Learning; Violence Prevention; LGBTQ issues

Lisa M. Chauveron is a researcher and program evaluator. She has experience working with urban community-based and educational organizations for more than 16 years. She serves as Lead Evaluator at an evaluation consulting group, Impact Development & Assessment, and is interested in evaluation and program planning, evidence-based interventions, positive youth development, violence prevention, and LGBTQ and marginalized youth issues. Lisa is currently a Family Studies doctoral student at Montclair State University.  

Office — University Hall, Room 4110

Rachael Doubledee

Education—MS, University of Missouri, Columbia; BA, University of Missouri, Columbia

Research interests— Chosen Kinship; Boundary Ambiguity; Group Cognition; HPA Axis Functioning; Developmental Systems Science; Methods 

Rachael Doubledee holds an MS in Human Development and Family Science from the University of Missouri. Rachael is pursuing a PhD in Family Studies at Montclair State University, and is working as a doctoral fellow in the REDDS lab on the Inspiring Purpose outcome evaluation. She is interested in cognition, social connectedness, systems science, positive youth development, and the contributions of group membership to perception and meaning-making. Her current research has two connected foci: individual and group cognition (i.e., cognitive complexity, peer contagion, social networks) using a developmental systems science lens, and the use of online rhetoric in the construction of self and perceived group membership in digital social locations (e.g., reddit, blogs, Facebook, twitter).  She is currently working in REDSS on the Inspiring Purpose project.

Office— University Hall, Room 4110
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Marisa MacDonnell

Education – MA, University of New Hampshire; BS, University of New Hampshire

Research Interests – Program Evaluation; Refugee and Immigrant Families; Youth and Family Programming; Youth and Family Violence

Marisa MacDonnell holds an MA in Justice Studies and a BS in Human Development & Family Studies from the University of New Hampshire. During her graduate studies at UNH she gained evaluation experience as research assistant at the Carsey Institute, assisting on local program evaluations and policy briefs. Post graduate school Marisa worked as a Data Manager at the Crimes Against Children Research Center, and prior to joining REDSS she served as the Program Evaluation Coordinator at the International Rescue Committee in San Diego. In addition to her work in the lab, Marisa has taught at Bloomfield College’s Summer Program for Incoming Freshman. Marisa is currently pursuing a PhD in Family Studies and plans to continue working in family and youth programming in a service and research capacity. She is currently working in REDSS on the Inspiring Purpose project.

Office — University Hall, Room 4110

Keisha Wint

Education – MSW, Rutgers University, BS, University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests – Educational disparities for African American preschool boys

Keisha started working in the REDSS lab in the fall of 2016. Keisha joined the REDSS lab team to work on the Inspiring Purpose project. She currently works with a local public school as part of an intervention team with preschool children. Keisha is currently pursuing her PhD in Family Studies at Montclair State University.

For fun, she enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with family. One thing people may not know, is that Keisha was born in Jamaica and she moved to the United States as a child. As a result, Keisha said that she has an appreciation for many different cultures.

Keisha is passionate about her work with children and families. Through her lab experience, Keisha hopes to gain a “behind the scenes” perspective of research.

Office — University Hall, Room 4110

Krystal Woolston

Education – MA, Montclair State University, BA, Montclair State University

Research Interests – Civic Engagement; Youth Development; Community Development; Program Evaluation and Planning.

Krystal is currently the Assistant Director of the Center for Community Engagement at Montclair State University. She directs the Bonner Leader program, Emerging Leaders Learning Community (ELLC), a learning community for first year students focused on civic engagement and student leadership, and helps to coordinate the EECO AmeriCorps program. She attended Montclair State University as an undergraduate and graduate student receiving a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in Counseling with a concentration in higher education and student affairs. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Family Studies focusing her research on civic engagement and higher education. She is passionate about getting individuals involved in volunteering, civic engagement, and student leadership. She currently works on the Inspiring Purpose project in REDSS Lab.

Office — Sprague Library 139A
Phone — (973) 655-4268
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