Research Assistants

In alphabetical order

Nicole Hendry

Nicole is a Junior studying Psychology at UW-Madison.  This is her first year in the Brauer Group Lab.  On campus she is a Badger Volunteer Team Leader and a Writing Fellow.  Nicole’s interests fall broadly under the realm of social psychology and she hopes to pursue a career in academia in the future.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, coffee shops, and creative projects.

Emma Lai

Emma is a Junior majoring in Economics-Math Emphasis, Psychology, and Religious Studies. She is interested in the way humans make choices, and how behavior and beliefs influence those choices. Fascinated by the relationship between identity and productivity, she hopes to someday better understand the mechanisms by which they are correlated. Around campus, Emma is the Vice President and High School Outreach Chair for Women in Economics, Digital Coordinator at the Center for Religion and Global Citizenry, a WUD Film member, and a Badger SPILL volunteer. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, practicing piano, and reading philosophy.

Zeyu Li

Zeyu is a Graduate student majoring in Statistics-Data Science. He graduated from Stony Brook University with a double major in Psychology and Applied Math. He is interested in promoting diversity, developing interventions to prevent discrimination, and how minority status affects personality, especially in sexual minority communities. In the future, he hopes to pursue a Ph. D. in Psychology and implement research findings to address the inequalities faced by minority groups. He has volunteered to help natural disaster victims and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations in Texas and Florida and has worked at the Child Care Center to help create an unbiased environment for the infants and toddlers. In his free time, he likes to listen to music, watch Netflix, and try different restaurants in Madison.

Sai Nagisetty

Sai is a Junior studying Neurobiology and Psychology with a certificate in Health and the Humanities. He is planning on going to Medical School in order to pursue an MD. He’s interested in studying the disparities that exist in healthcare and learning about various intervention methods to reduce discrimination in healthcare. On-campus, he’s involved in the Running Club @ UW and also participates in Badger Volunteers. In his free time, he enjoys going for runs, listening to music, and spending time with friends

Trinity Olson

Trinity is a Junior majoring in Psychology and Neurobiology. This is her first semester at the Brauer Lab Group. Trinity is interested in social, behavioral, and cognitive psychology. She is interested in how behavior and attitudes can alter due to changes in social groups. In her free time, Trinity enjoys spending her time walking the paths around Lake Mendota and Monona when it isn’t too cold outside. She also enjoys writing, reading, and spending time with friends.

Isaac Siegel

Isaac is a Junior majoring in Psychology with a certificate in Health and the Humanities. He is interested in the alleviation of racial disparities in medical treatment, particularly in behavioral and mental health care. On campus, Isaac’s involvements include the GUTS Conversational English tutoring program and volunteering at Capitol Lakes Independent Living. In his free time, Isaac enjoys listening to music, reading great literature, and eating breakfast foods.


Nakita Xiong

Nakita is a Junior majoring in Psychology with certificates in Public Health and Religious Studies. She is interested in social psychology and how affiliations with social groups affects the way we think and interact. In the future, she hopes to work in Public Health Administration to help address health inequities for underrepresented groups. On campus, she is involved in the Chancellor’s Scholars Program, HOSA: Future Health Professionals, and Circle K. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, reading, and binge watching shows on Netflix.