Kaitlyn Gallagher


Kaitlyn completed her thesis examining approaches to negotiations, specifically how gender impacts the behavioral decision to negotiate face-to-face or virtually. Her research is guided by the ultimate goal to find a situation which could potentially minimize gender effects in negotiations and accelerate the convergence of the gender pay gap. In her free time, Kate has completed her 300hr yoga teaching certification, can be found actively searching for any excuse to be on a beach, or filling her camera roll with photoshoots of her cat, Callie.




Tatem Burns is conducting her thesis on the distinct psychological experiences of negotiators in the context of gender and individual difference variables . Her research interests include how gender and individual differences influence negotiation, and how to inform intervention in these areas to improve employee experiences in negotiation and the workplace. In her spare time, Tatem can be found in the yoga studio, rollerblading along the Lake Front Trail, or challenging her cooking skills with a new recipe.


Lauren Zervos


Lauren is a third year student in the I/O Psychology PhD program. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from DePaul University. Her research is focused on gender discrimination in the workplace. She’s also interested in studying differential negotiation outcomes for women. Lauren spends her free time doing yoga, going to concerts, and finding new fried chicken restaurants throughout the city.



Brooke is a first year graduate student in the I/O Psychology PhD program at DePaul. She got her undergraduate degrees in psychology and criminal justice from Northern Arizona University. Her past research at NAU focused on diversity. Currently, her research interests include interpersonal relationships and individual differences within the workplace. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends, cooking new recipes, and finding new coffee places.



Mounica is a first-year student in the I/O Psychology PhD program. She received her master’s degree in I/O Psychology from Roosevelt University and has three years of consulting experience with public safety firm, I/O Solutions. Her research interests include team processes, decision-making, and occupational health. In her spare time, Mounica can be found traveling to new cities, avoiding laundry, and probably trying to pet your dog.



Jessica is a first year graduate student in the I/O Psychology PhD program. She has Masters degrees in I/O-Social Psychology and Project Management (with a focus on Training & Development) from Illinois State University. Prior to that, she received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with Management (Hons.) from Heriot-Watt University in Dubai. Her research interests include training, workplace diversity issues (with respect to gender and ethnic diversity), change management, and organizational development. In her free time, Jessica likes to explore different parts of Chicago – trying out new restaurants and mom-and-pop coffee shops.