The UQuest Team

Investigators

Patrice G. Saab, PhDPatrice Saab image

Dr. Patrice G. Saab is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami. Her research addresses health disparities. She has extensive experience engaging youth on science topics of personal relevance related to nutrition, physical activity, and healthy lifestyle.



Maria M. Llabre, PhDMaria Llabre image

Dr. Maria M. Llabre is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami. She likes to analyze data to answer questions about stress, behavior, and health. She also enjoys teaching students how to analyze data in interesting ways.



Veronica Fernandez, PhDVeronica Fernandez image

Dr. Veronica Fernandez is a research scientist in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami. She uses inquiry and play to facilitate joyful, experiential learning and scientific thinking.


Graduate Students

Manuela JaramilloManuela Jaramillo image

Manuela is a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Miami. Her favorite thing about science is that scientists can be creative and organized at the same time when they need to collect and analyze data about the world.



Rafael LeiteRafael Leire image

Rafael is a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Miami. He likes to use science in his everyday life by using a tool (Fitbit) to measure the number of steps he takes in a day. This helps him to track his goals and increase his physical activity.


Research Coordinator

Billy PacettiBilly Pacetti image

Billy is the research coordinator for the UQUEST project. His favorite thing about science is that it can be applied to so many areas of his life. He uses science and his knowledge of chemical reactions to cook great food!


Research Assistants

Class of 2020-21

Matthew Cohen, Cassandra Saba, Charleigh Peters, Katrina Solares


 

Alumni

Daniella Marchetti image
Danella Marchetti