Sanketh Andhavarapu

Sanketh is an undergraduate at the University of Maryland: College Park pursuing an individualized major in neuroeconomics with a minor in innovation and entrepreneurship. He is also the co-founder of an app startup centered around behavioral economics to improve clinician wellness. Sanketh hopes to apply concepts from behavioral science and neuroeconomics to improve patient and physician decision-making, and in turn, improve the overall quality of healthcare.

Siddharth Ramalingam

Siddharth’s diverse education and experience feed his interest in the applicability of behavioral science in understanding our world and solving big problems. His work encompasses international development, consulting, finance, and social innovation. Apart from an MPA from Harvard University, he also has graduate degrees in Political Theory, Human Rights Law, Management, and Economics.

Kaylee Somerville

Kaylee is a research and teaching assistant at the University of Calgary in the areas of finance, entrepreneurship, and workplace harassment. Holding international experience in events, marketing, and consulting, Kaylee hopes to use behavioral research to help individuals at work. She is particularly interested in the topics of gender, leadership, and productivity. Kaylee completed her Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.

Natasha Ouslis

Natasha is a behaviour change consultant, writer, and researcher. She started her own workplace behavioural science consulting firm after working as a consultant at fast-growing behavioural economics companies including BEworks. Natasha is also finishing her PhD in organizational psychology at Western University, specializing in team conflict and collaboration, where she completed her Master of Science in the same field. She has a monthly column on workplace behavioural design in the Habit Weekly newsletter and is a Director and science translator at the nonprofit ScienceForWork.

Preeti Kotamarthi

Julian Hazell

Julian is passionate about understanding human behavior by analyzing the data behind the decisions that individuals make. He is also interested in communicating social science insights to the public, particularly at the intersection of behavioral science, microeconomics, and data science. Before joining The Decision Lab, he was an economics editor at Graphite Publications, a Montreal-based publication for creative and analytical thought. He has written about various economic topics ranging from carbon pricing to the impact of political institutions on economic performance. Julian graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Management.

Dana Goerzen

Dana recently graduated from McGill with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Mathematics. Before joining the Decision Lab as an analyst, he spent several years working at an MRI laboratory at the Douglas Mental Health Institute to understand how the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s Disease can be mitigated through the use of anti-inflammatory medications such as Naproxen. He has had extensive experience in serious research programmes, through which he has published a first author peer-reviewed scientific article and presented his research at two international scientific conferences. Going forward, Dana is keen on applying his computational and statistical training to real-world problems involving the way that people make and rationalize their decisions. Starting in September of 2021, he will begin his PhD in biophysics and systems biology at Cornell University.

Samantha Fink

Samantha Fink’s understanding of behavioural science affects the way she makes daily decisions. During her course on Judgement and Decision Making, Samantha first gained an understanding of the heuristics, biases, and thinking patterns that commonly influence human behaviour. These learnings fuelled her belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to improve their lives using evidence-based decision-making methods and behavioural science research. Samantha has experience distilling big-picture perspectives and insights into engaging and accessible content as Features Editor at the Queen’s Journal. As Features Editor, Samantha’s article on the experiences of students with invisible disabilities won Amnesty International’s 2019 Youth Media Award. Samantha studied Psychology, English Literature, and Education at Queen’s University. In addition to TDL, Samantha works as a Language Arts teacher.