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Doctoral Research Assistants

Lisa Chauveron

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
Email
chauveronl1@montclair.edu

Rachael Doubledee

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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
Email
doubledeer1@montclair.edu

Marisa MacDonnell

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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
Email
macdonnellm1@montclair.edu

Krystal Woolston

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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
Email
woolstonk@montclair.edu