Research Assistants

Crystal received her BA in Psychology from State University of New York at Oswego and her MRes in Research in Psychology from the University of Manchester (UK) where she wrote her thesis on Modeling Single-Word Reading Deline in Semantic Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disorder. She has had additional experience as a research assistant at the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development at Birkbeck University of London, on the ABCD early childhood autism screening project at UMASS Boston, and in the Evolutionary Psychology lab at State University of New York at Oswego. Now, she is an RA in the Baker Lab working on the BLS project.

Crystal Blankenbaker, Ma


Katie received her BS from Northeastern University and her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University. She has worked as a research assistant at Northeastern’s Interdisciplinary Affective Science Lab, as a Counseling intern in the Boston Public Schools, and as a Clinic Coordinator at Column Health. Katie currently work as an RA on the OCD and DPBPD studies in the Baker Lab.

Katie Fairbank-Haynes, Ma