Sara Rose Masland, Ph.D. (Curriculum Vitae) is an assistant professor of psychological science at Pomona College. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Harvard University and her B.A. from Bowdoin College. Her research includes two primary tracks: 1) the perception of criticism in close relationships and other psychosocial predictors of poor clinical outcomes; and 2) borderline personality disorder (BPD), including the improvement of care for the disorder and social cognitive differences associated with the disorder.  She can be reached at


Lab Coordinators

Kaylee Null is a senior psychological science major and politics minor at Pomona College. As part of a military family, she has lived in many places. She spent her high-school years in Pass Christian, Mississippi. Kaylee’s interests include clinical psychology, neuropsychology, and systems and stigmas that impact mental health care. She intends to go to graduate school. In her free time, she tutors and plays guitar.

Research Assistants

Janelle Herring  is a junior psychological science major on the pre-med track at Pomona. She is a Posse Scholar from Chicago. Janelle is interested in psychiatry and personality psychology. In her free time you can find her playing soccer, rewatching old SNL episodes, or going to the beach.



Chloe Lambrinidou is a junior at Pomona College, interested in clinical and social psychology. In her free time you can catch her people watching at Frary dining hall.




Tanya Shah  is a psychological science major, with a potential double major in English. She is a junior at Pomona College, from Mumbai, India. She is interested in Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology and the effect of stigmas on mental health. She spends her free time learning to play the piano and eating a lot of Indian snacks.



Psychological science requires a team effort! We collaborate with a number of labs/institutions.