About Us

mariko1Mariko Moher, Ph.D. (CV)
Mariko is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at Williams, and she is the director of the EccLab. Before coming to Williams, she was a College Fellow at Harvard and completed her graduate studies at Johns Hopkins. When she’s not in the lab or a classroom, you can usually find her playing with her daughter Emiko, or in the kitchen baking.


Ben Lin ’17
Ben is a double major in math and psychology. He started working in the Ecclab in the summer of 2015 and enjoys working with children. He is interested in both cognitive and developmental psychology.
Thesis: Prioritizations in social categories


Brian Benitez ’18
Brian is a double major in Chemistry and Art History. Before Williams, Brian spent the majority of his time working with underserved children in his surrounding community and in his local elementary schools. In college, he has also spent time getting to know children in clinical/hospital settings. He is excited to spend his time and energy working in the Ecclab.


Maya Bracy ’19
Maya is a sophomore on the pre-med track planning on majoring in psychology.  Before attending Williams, she has spent significant time working with children at summer camps.  During the summer of her freshman year she has also worked as a teaching aid at a Montessori preschool in Philadelphia, PA. These experiences sparked her interest in developmental psychology, and she is excited to expand on this interest as an RA in the Ecclab.


Mallory Chen ’17
Mallory is a senior psychology major. She is thrilled to to have joined Ecclab in Fall 2016, and has previous experience working with children in the classroom setting and assisting with clinical research in pediatrics. She loves to dance and discover new music.


Megan Pierce ’17
Megan is a senior psychology major on the varsity swim team. She has worked at the local elementary school and is interested in both education and developmental psychology. She loves working with kids and is excited to work in the lab this semester.


joseJose Rivera-Aparicio ’17
Jose is a senior psychology major interested in cognitive and developmental psychology with a focus on language. His research experience started in the London School of Economics and later transitioned into the Ecclab at Williams. He hopes to continue pursuing his research interests and wants to pursue a graduate degree.
Thesis: Prioritization of Visual Dimensions


Lab Alumni

alidaAlida Davis ’14
Psychology & Chinese
Thesis: Chunking in preschoolers: The effects of conceptual and spatial organizational cues on young children’s working memory
Currently: Research Assistant, Clinical Psychology, Columbia University


jackieJackie Lee ’15
Currently: Intern, New York State Psychiatric Institute / Columbia University Medical Center


laurenLauren Glenn ’15
Currently: Applied Behavior Analysis Therapist


abbyAbby Pugh ’16
Psychology & Philosophy
Currently: Communications Disorders Program, UMass Amherst


beccaBecca Dunwoody ’17


giuliaGiulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio ’18
Psychology & History


darlaDarla Torres ’18
Mathematics & Political Science


Join Our Team!
If you are an undergraduate student interested in working in the lab either during the semester or the summer, please email Dr. Moher at mariko.moher@williams.edu.