Current Contributors

shannon_lipscomb_frontDr. Shannon Lipscomb conducts research to identify effective ways of building resilience among young children and families facing adversity. Key areas of focus include: (1) the role of early childhood education in the lives of children involved in child welfare, foster care, and/or impacted by trauma; (2) the interplay between children's risks and their early experiences on development, and (3) early childhood programs and systems.
egdEmiko Goka-Dubose, MS is Project Coordinator on the Roots of Resilience program. She received her Master’s in Counseling in Clinical Mental Health with a focus in child and family mental health from Portland State University. Emiko has over 15 years of direct service experience working with under-served families and children exposed to co-occuring violence, including community, interpersonal, and child physical and sexual abuse. Her professional interests include the impact of trauma on neurodevelopment and interpersonal neurobiology. As part of Dr. Lipscomb’s “Roots of Resilience” research team, Emiko hopes to apply her previous work with young children who have experienced trauma to gain knowledge and experience on applied research in the early childhood learning community.
IMG_4470 (002)Hillary Lewis has worked with and around children for many years as a teacher, counselor, and mother. She has Masters degrees in Teaching, and Counseling & Development, and is currently on the PhD track in Human Development and Family Studies at the Oregon State University Corvallis campus. Her research interests include teacher-child relationships, self-regulation, and empathy development. She is interested in this project because it highlights the positive role early education teachers can play in the lives of children who experience trauma. She hopes to learn more about the creation of programs to support teachers, collaboration with colleagues in different geographic locations, and how to best support children who experience trauma.
Stace Rierson has taught at the K-12, undergraduate, and graduate levels. She has a PhD in Social Studies and Global Education with specialties in the teaching of race and racism. New to Bend, Stace brings her research and organizational skills to our team after teaching at the University of Wisconsin and Winona State University in Minnesota. Outside of OSU-Cascades Stace enjoys cycling, XC skiing, and hiking with her dog.
Cora Ives is a volunteer with Americorps VISTA in collaboration with Better Together and the Roots of Resilience program. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from Boston College, focusing on statistical analysis and data science. She has served with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and worked directly with youth experiencing trauma. Cora hopes to use data to inform and initiate programs for nonprofit organizations.
Colton Hiler is a research assistant on the Roots of Resilience project with strong academic interests in certain behavioral effects of trauma on development. He received his Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Oregon, where he assisted on other similar projects concerning development. Colton has high hopes to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology. He joined Roots of Resilience to advance his research interests by working with young children who have experienced trauma.
Aubrey Sills is an undergraduate at the OSU Cascades campus. She is majoring in Psychology and hopes to become a neuroscience researcher, focusing on neurological disorders, and more specifically personality disorders. Her passion in research led her to the Roots of Resilience team, where she is helping with data collection, input, and analysis. She is especially excited to help with cortisol collection and research this year, and test her own hypotheses about externalizing behaviors, cortisol, and children's home lives. In her free time, Aubrey enjoys quilting and hanging with her dogs, cats, and husband.
Caitlyn Abshire is a second year graduate student at Oregon State University on the PhD track, pursuing a Master's degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She is interested in (1) factors that are associated with burnout and secondary traumatic stress within preschool teachers serving children who have experienced trauma, (2) promoting the wellbeing of early childhood educators through programs/interventions, and (3) the development of self-regulation through home and family predictors.

Past Contributors

r-hurDr. Rachel Eunhye Hur is a faculty research assistant working with Dr. Shannon Lipscomb to develop and evaluate an online early childhood teacher professional development program. She received a Ph.D. in human development and family science from Ohio State University, focusing on understanding environmental influences (e.g., family environment, early childhood education) on young children’s social and emotional development. Dr. Hur is interested in (1) teachers’ social and emotional capacity that is related with sensitive, responsive, and highly engaged teaching, (2) impact of professional development in teachers’ practices and child outcomes, (3) teachers’ work environment and program support on their intention to engage in professional development, and (4) the development of self-regulation in children through environmental support and positive teacher-child interactions.
BIO PIC cropErynn Magidow is an undergraduate student in the Human Development & Family Sciences program with an emphasis in Child Development. Her future goals are to improve the opportunity of quality, enriching early learning experiences and to facilitate the collaboration of early learning administrators and teachers to use children’s behavior as a possible tool of understanding. Erynn's academic interests include research in child development, early learning professional development, neurobiology and behavior. As an early learning teacher for the past two years, Erynn developed interest in the importance in awareness of social-emotional skills, processing and coping of past experiences, and the impact on the brain and behavior. Erynn joined the Roots of Resilience research team because of her passion in supporting the development of self-regulation and increasing awareness on a holistic level including teaching and practicing with the early learners, their teachers and surrounding environments.
briannaBrianna Neves is an undergraduate at OSU Cascades, studying Human Development and Family Sciences. Her academic goals aim to integrate her personal and professional interest in bridging connectivity between individuals, particularly individuals exposed to trauma. Following the completion of her Bachelor's Degree, she intends to apply for the Master's in Counseling Program at OSU Cascades in order to further the development of resilience for individuals, couples, and families by supporting their growth in the healing process. For these reasons, she joined Dr. Shannon Lipscomb's Roots of Resilience team, to expand her knowledge and to be of service to the development of resources for early childhood educators.
DSCN0484Jess Henry is a first year graduate student at Oregon State University on the PhD track, pursuing a Master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies. Formerly a preschool and toddler classroom teacher and parent educator, Jess's professional interests focus around children from birth to 3, and their caregivers. Jess’s research interests center on the effects of caregiver work-engagement on classroom quality and the caregiver–child relationship, and their impact on child cognitive and social development. Additionally she is interested in facilitating the translation of research findings between researchers and community members in order to promote positive change for children and families. Jess is excited to be a part of the Roots of Resilience project because it incorporates many of her professional and academic interests!
tishaTisha Niles is a Human Development and Family Sciences graduate with an academic interest in behavioral modification and childhood neurology. Her experience in the filed includes internships at United Way, Health Beginnings, and Head Start. As part of the Roots of Resilience team, Tisha brings her passion for working with children with her interest in analyzing data. Tisha is a life-long learner, eager to continue to expand her mindset.
JennJenn Finders is a doctoral student in Human Development and Family Studies. Her research broadly focuses on investigating factors that promote resiliency in young children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Specifically, she conducts research to identify contextual characteristics of the home, classroom, and neighborhood environments that support children’s school readiness and long term school success. Likewise, Jenn is interested in examining the effectiveness of interventions, programs, and policies designed to strengthen cognitive and behavioral aspects of school readiness, including self-regulation, for children at-risk. As part of the Oregon Kindergarten Assessment team, Jenn hopes to continue exploring how communities shape children’s development.
chad-blogChad Bulosan is an OSU-Cascades undergraduate student studying Human Development and Family Sciences. He has a passion for working alongside the underprivileged, differently abled, and disadvantaged in order to create a community that is diverse and full of equal opportunities. He has intentions of getting a PhD in Human Development in hopes of creating programs that will better serve those in his community without equal representation. Chad joined the Root of Resilience team in order to contribute towards these goals and to gain a broader scope of the ways in which trauma and resilience effect the human experience.
miaoAlicia Miao is a doctoral student in Human Development and Family Studies. Alicia’s interests broadly are in supporting children’s well-being, and examining how children's cognitive and socioemotional development influence well-being throughout the life course. Specifically, she is interested in how cognitive and emotional self-regulation changes during the transition to school, and how this stability or change is associated with adolescent adjustment. She is also interested in interventions and programs designed to support disadvantaged children and families. As part of the Oregon Kindergarten Assessment team, Alicia is excited to use statistical modeling of complex data to examine how different contexts influence early school readiness.
Kelly Longway is a first year graduate student on the PhD track at Oregon State University, pursuing a Master's degree in Human Development and Family Studies. Kelly worked as a home visitor for several years before returning to school, seeing the impact the positive and supporting programming could have on young children and families, and also completed a graduate certificate in Infant and Toddler Mental Health at Portland State
University. Her research interests include children and caregiver
mental illness, toddlers and their response to trauma, and parenting
education programs.
Lauren Bickhaus is an undergraduate student studying Human Development and Family Sciences as well as Education. Her goals are to improve her knowledge of how to foster students' resilience when faced with trauma. She is passionate about working with children and is working towards being an early childhood teacher. She has past work and volunteer experience with children in daycare settings and elementary classroom settings. By being involved in the Roots of Resilience project, she aims to increase her experience with research especially in her field of interest. She hopes to gain practical knowledge in her field that she can apply as either a teacher or a researcher. She hopes to further her schooling with a Masters in Education in the future. Lauren is excited to join the Roots of Resilience team and work with faculty and students across multiple OSU campuses.
Sefanya Hope is a fourth-year undergraduate double majoring in Anthropology and Education with an ESOL endorsement while also minoring in French. She is passionate about languages and cultures, education, child development, and social justice and has had experience in these areas through academics and volunteering. Sefanya has had experience in data entry, working internationally, teaching English as a Second/Subsequent Language, and working with students ranging from Pre-K to middle school. She enjoys spending her free time learning languages, reading, and hanging out with friends.
Olivia Servantes was inspired to return to college because of her children. As an Human Development and Family Sciences major, she is passionate about early childhood education and intends to pursue a Masters in Teaching. Olivia demonstrates her commitment to the community through her volunteer work.
Logan Wolfe moved to Bend after graduating high school from Dallas, Oregon in 2017. He began his college career as a Tourism and Outdoor Leadership major but soon switched his major to Human Development and Family Science with a minor in Psychology. Logan has a long term plan of getting a Doctorate in Psychology and having his own private practice or becoming a professor at OSU-Cascades. He hopes that participating in this research allows him to move closer to that goal.
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