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Meet the Team

Principal Investigator

Dr. Warmuth

Dr. Warmuth is from Grand Rapids, Michigan and is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Providence College.  She received her B.A. (2008) in psychology from the University of Michigan and her M.A. (2013) and Ph.D. (2015) from the University of Notre Dame.  As a developmental psychologist, she is interested in how family interactions contribute to children’s social and emotional development.  In her spare time, Dr. Warmuth enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and their dog and cat, going out to eat, and adventuring around Rhode Island.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Brooke Vitulli ’22

Brooke is currently a junior at Providence College and is from Long Island, New York. She is a psychology major with plans to pursue a psychology career where she can work with children. She is extremely excited to be able to work with children in the FamDev lab! Beyond her studies, Brooke enjoys spending time with friends and family, shopping, and traveling.

Elizabeth Spahn ’22

Elizabeth Spahn is a junior at Providence College from Ridgefield, Connecticut.  She is majoring in Psychology and planning to go to graduate school to focus on Child Development Psychology and Clinical Psychology.  She loves basketball, spending time with family and friends, and attending Providence sports games.  She is beyond excited to work with the children in the FamDev lab!

Patrick Fuller ’21

Patrick is a senior at Providence College and is from Rehoboth, Massachusetts. He is majoring in psychology while working as a Research Technician for Student Development and Compliance at Providence College. He hopes to learn more about research methodology in the adolescent population and is excited to work with children in the FamDev lab! In the future, he hopes to attend graduate school to become a clinical psychologist.

Samantha Leavey ’22

Samantha is a junior at Providence College and is from Long Island, New York. She is a psychology major. Sam is excited to be part of the FamDev lab and after PC, she hopes to attend graduate school to become a school psychologist. Sam enjoys playing volleyball, going to PC basketball games, and spending time with friends.

Lab Alumni

  • Hannah Abrantes ’19
  • Rebecca Alois ’18
  • Mallari Bosque ’18
  • Danielle Civitarese ’18
  • Angel DeCapua ’20
  • Abby Fielding ’20
  • Amy Geller ’19
  • Richard Gonzalez ’18
  • Maggie Kleiman ’19
  • Kelsie LaFerriere ’17
  • Annie Loftus ’18
  • Erin Macomber ’19
  • Lauren Manginelli ’18
  • Caroline McBride ’18
  • Victoria McCutcheon ’18
  • Hannah McReavy ’22
  • Kristen Parmiter ’20
  • Zoe Pavoncello-Kelley ’19
  • Liz Perrone ’20
  • Amanda Piechota ’19
  • Elise Rogers ’20
  • Christina Sloan ’20