Undergraduate Research Team

Ainsley Lauer

Ainsley is in the class of 2026 and is majoring in cognitive science. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio and loves to read, walk around Evanston, and crochet. On campus, she’s involved in the Willard residential college executive board and Knitwestern.

Jay Jeon

Jay, School of Communications Class of 2026, is double majoring in Communication Studies and Economics. She is from Seoul, Korea. ATLAS was one of the main reasons she decided to apply to Northwestern and she is thrilled to learn about quantitative research methods and academic approaches to leadership and team management. On campus, she is involved in various student theatre productions: The Dolphin Show, Waa-Mu, Freshman Musical, and WAVE Productions.

Wilson Ting

Wilson, class of 2025, is majoring in biomedical engineering and minoring in data science. He is from the Bay Area in California and enjoys fencing, playing frisbee, and working out. On campus, he is involved in research in various BME-related labs and is in the IEEE club where he gets to gain more technical experience working on self-guided projects.

Amanda Han

I’m a senior studying Communications, Psychology, and the IMC Certificate. I’m a figure skater and am trying to get better at dance (I’m on Refresh!).

Louise Oh

Louise, Weinberg class of 2025, is majoring in Statistics and Global Health Studies. She is from the Philippines and South Korea. In her free time, she likes to sleep, watch TV shows, and travel. She joins ATLAS eager to learn more about research and application of statistics in Psychology.

Charlotte Cagliostro

Charlotte, class of 2024, is majoring in psychology with a minor in business institutions. She is from Westchester, NY. She enjoys reading, traveling, meditating, and learning to play guitar. At Northwestern, she is involved in various clubs and initiatives concerning mental wellbeing. She is excited to join ATLAS to gain tangible experience in research and to contribute to innovate projects.

Carli Kelley

Carli, Class of 2024, is majoring in Statistics and Communication Studies. She is from Grand Rapids, Michigan and loves to dance, hike, read, watch movies, be outside, and be around animals. She has always said her dream job was to work for NASA, so she is thrilled to be playing a role in NASA’s mission to Mars.

Mackenzie Matheson

Mackenzie, Class of 2023, is majoring in Communication Studies and Political Science and is also pursuing the Integrated Marketing Communications Certificate. She is from Austin, Texas and loves to rock climb, do crossword puzzles, and read. On campus, she is an Account Executive at Form & Function, Northwestern’s student-run marketing agency and served as PR Chair for Girl Up.

Ximena Munoz

Ximena, class of 2024, is majoring in Communication Studies, minoring in Spanish, and is currently pursuing the Integrated Marketing Communication certificate. She is from the Southside of Chicago. On-campus, she is involved as both Publicity and Recruitment chair in her Latina/service-based sorority, Kappa Delta Chi. Outside of campus, she loves to spend quality time with family, eat burritos, and watch sappy romantic comedies.

Kim Nguyen

Kim, McCormick class of 2024, is majoring in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences. She is from Vietnam. Apart from her engineering courses and projects, Kim joins ATLAB to learn more about teamwork in space explorer teams and seek inspiration for her future works. She enjoys playing basketball, photography, reading and is currently working on her autobiographical fiction.

Seora Kim

Seora, Weinberg class of 2025, is interested in Psychology and Economics. She is from South Korea and China. On campus, she is involved in Women in Business, Cookology, and NUEC. In her free time, she likes to watch TV shows, cook, and sing.

Tano Barendsen-Rossi

Tano, Class of 2023, is majoring in Psychology and Theatre. He joins ATLAS eager to learn more about research, explore conceptions of teamwork and consider potential implications for work in theatre. On campus, he most recently enjoyed being a part of this year’s MT Capstone Festival. A second degree black belt who speaks French and Italian and loves being in the kitchen, Tano grew up in Newburyport, Massachusetts.


Class of 2025

Cindy Wu                                  Ruby Chao

Class of 2023

Sherry Xue

Class of 2022

Maxwell Johnson    Rachel McCardell    Shannon Lackey    Kaitlyn Margolis    McKenzie Wood

Class of 2021

Gwyn Hodges           Shea Christian


Class of 2020

Valerie Gruest    Andrea Albanez     Victoria Linner