2016 - Present
Boston University, Boston, MA (Spring 2020)
BA in Psychology with honors, Cum Laude
Kilachand Honors student
Dean’s list (Spring 2017 - Spring 2020)
Cumulative GPA: 3.72
Publications & Poster Presentations
Stowe, L., Ma, D., Midgette, A., & Chernyak, N. (2022) US and Chinese Young Children's Sensitivity to Inequality: The Case of Household Labor. Poster presented at the Cognitive Development Society conference in Madison, WI (April 2022).
Stowe, L., Peretz-Lange, R., & Blake, P. (2022) Children consider procedures, & outcomes and emotions when judging the fairness of inequality. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.815901
Stowe, L., & Chernyak, N. (February 2022) How 4-8-year-old children evaluate and rectify merit-based, random, self-chosen, and structural inequalities. Poster presented at the Society of Personality and Social Psychology “Origins of the Social Mind” preconference.
Stowe, L. & Chernyak, N. (2021 November) How does reflecting on a disadvantage impact support for equity-based resource allocations and wealth redistribution? Poster presented at the annual Trends in Psychology Summit (TiPS). Virtual conference.
Stowe, L. & Chernyak, N. (2021 November) How does reflecting on a disadvantage impact support for equity-based resource allocation and wealth redistribution? Poster presented at the annual Trends in Psychology Summit. Virtual conference.
Stowe, L. & Chernyak, N. (2021 July) How 4-8-year-old children justify and rectify structural, merit-based, random, and self-chosen inequalities. Poster presented at the Society for Philosophy and Psychology. Virtual conference.
Ma, D., Stowe, L. & Chernyak, N. (2021 July) Young Children’s Evaluation and Categorization of Distinct Moral Actions. Poster presented at the Society for Philosophy and Psychology. Virtual conference.
Stowe, L., Wilson, Z., Maehl, I. & Blake, P. (2021 April) When fair procedures produce unequal outcomes, how do children feel? Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development. Virtual conference.
Harvey, T., Stowe, L., Maehl, I., Wilson, Z., & Blake, P. (2021 April) The fairness gap for self and other in development: The case of fair procedures. Talk presented at the Society for Research in Child Development. Virtual conference
Boston University Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, awarded to a student who displayed a strong commitment to research during their undergraduate career.
Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program
Fully funded fellowship to conduct independent research at Boston University over the course of 10 weeks investigating how children’s prosocial behavior changed when they were primed to feel of high subjective social status or low subjective social status.
R SPSS Testable Data Studio
Inquisit FileMaker Prolific Microsoft Office Suite
REDCap Qualtrics Wix Mailchimp
Lab Manager, Development of Social Cognition Lab, UC Irvine
July 2020 - Present
Lead project design, including programming of stimuli, pre-registration of study analyses and methods, background literature review research, pilot testing, data collection, data analysis and visualization using R, and presentation and documentation of results.
Write and manage IRB protocols using adult, child, and cross-cultural studies.
Conduct research in both online and in-person environments (e.g. in lab, parks and museums).
Oversee, train, coordinate, and mentor a team of 14 research assistants, grad students & postdocs.
Products & Consumer Research Intern, Which? UK
Conducted product research and created editorial content to be published.
Analyzed predicted market trends for 2020 and presented a report on relevant trends.
Used Data Studio to analyze how Which? compares to similar brands via keyword searches.
Research Assistant, Center for Autism Research Excellence, Boston University
July - August 2019
Project: Eliciting language samples for analysis (ELSA) from children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Coding speech patterns of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) using ELAN.
Created an instructional video for at-home assessments and developed a guide for adapting ELSA to different cultures.
Intern, Center for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck College, London
September - December 2018
Project: Measuring sensory learning differences between typically developing infants and infants with a sibling diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Input and analyze data using REDCap and conduct literature review on sensory processing.
Conduct eye-tracking and EEG data pre-processing and cleaning using NetStation.
Clinical Research Assistant, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University
June 2018 - March 2019
Projects: Investigating the effects of parenting stress on both parenting and child development; measuring effectiveness of a modular approach to therapy on children with anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress.
Observe and help with exposure therapy for patient sessions; create and organize patient charts.
Code therapy sessions to measure clinician’s adherence to the diagnostic manual.
Research and organize publications for literature reviews using EndNote.
Research Assistant, Social Development and Learning Lab, Boston University
December 2016 - May 2020
Projects: Studying the effects of experiences of inequality on cognitive development in children; determining the multifaceted ways in which children learn to define fairness; measuring factors that influence children’s perceptions of their socioeconomic status.
Run research studies on volunteers and collect data, both in the lab and in greater Boston area.
Input and analyze data using SPSS; manage database of participant contact information.
Volunteer for Museum of Science Living Learning Laboratory (2017 – 2020).
Mentor to first grader, Orange County
March 2021 - Present
Meet with first grader once a month to discuss her science interests and women in STEM.
Foster her curiosity by virtually working on DIY experiments and reviewing different science fields.
Help her attain a scholarship for a science camp because of her passion and financial need.