Lab Admin and Research Assistants

Laboratory Coordinator


Linda Gizman is a first-year graduate student in the clinical psychology doctoral program at the University of Arkansas’ Department of Psychological Science. She completed her B.A. in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and then completed post-baccalaureate research assistantships at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Linda is the Mechanism in Cognition lab coordinator.


Undergraduate Honors Thesis Students

Emily Daniels is a junior honors student majoring in psychology/pre-medical and minoring in biology, hoping to pursue a career in psychiatry or neurology after medical school. Emily is interested in a variety of neuroscience research areas, including memory and learning, but is most interested in studying the underlying causes of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. In her spare time, Emily enjoys going for long runs with her cocker spaniel, Lady, volunteering for the Alzheimer’s Association, and staying up to date with current events and U.S. politics.


Peyton Jennings is a junior honors student majoring in psychology. Her research interests include the study of behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, specifically focusing on synaptic plasticity and neurobiology of learning and memory. When not doing research or studying, Peyton plays tennis for the University of Arkansas Women’s tennis team, and enjoys spending time with friends and family.




   Linzi Oppenheimer is a junior honors student majoring in psychology and minoring in French and biology at the University of Arkansas. Linzi is hoping to pursue a career in therapy, primarily with victims of rape or domestic abuse. In addition to working in a neuroscience lab, she is the president of Hillel Jewish Student Association, a CNA, and a religious school teacher at Temple Shalom. In her spare time she enjoys reading, binge watching Netflix, and listening to show tunes.


 Undergraduate Research Assistants


Alec Johnson is a sophomore honors student double-majoring in psychology and political science. He hopes to open his own psychiatry practice after completing medical school while also focusing his time on global mental health outreach through public service practices and charitable works. His hobbies including reading about current events, volunteering at the Washington County Animal Shelter, and watching strange and interesting documentaries.



Hollyn Karounos is a sophomore honors student majoring in psychology and minoring in Spanish. She is interested in the clinical side of psychology and hopes to direct her research to the genetic and environmental factors that may influence the prevalence of mental illness. She is also interested in the psychology of mate attraction and sexuality. In her spare time, she enjoys trying many forms of art including pencil sketching, photography, digital art and watercolor, as well as playing piano.



Caleb Markovich is a senior student majoring in psychology with a minor in Marketing and Spanish at the University of Arkansas. He is interested in exploring the cognitive processes of creativity and imagination. His future academic plans include a pursuit of Clinical Psychology studying the mental health of marginalized people groups. In his free-time, Caleb works with the NWA Center for Equality advocating LGBTQ rights and volunteers at 7Hills homeless center.






Undergraduate Honors Thesis Students