M.S. Auburn University, HDFS 2017
B.A. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Psychology 2014
• Child development & relationships
• Health Equity
Nichols, O., Vaughn, B. E., Lu, Ting, Krzysik, L., & El-Sheikh, M. (2019). Scripted
attachment representations and adaptive functioning during early childhood. Attachment & Human Development, DOI: 10.1080/14616734.2019.1575551
Nichols, O., Vaughn, B. E., Coppola, G., Shin, N., Monteiro, L., & Krzysik, L. (under review).
Relating preschoolers coping tactics during resource-based conflicts to social competence. Social Development
Fuller-Rowell, T., Ong. A., Burrow, A., Nichols, O., Chae, D., & Sheikh, M. (under review).
Day-to-Day Fluctuations in Experiences of Discrimination: Associations with Sleep Quality and the Moderating Role of Internalized Racism. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology.
Child Development (HDFS 3010)
College Student Health and Sleep Study
Health Consequences of Early Adversity
2017 Outstanding Masters Student, Auburn University
2017 NCAA Woman of the Year, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Hero/someone you look up to? Bryan Stevenson
Pets? Sweet pup named Sonny
If you could study any random thing other than HDFS, what would it be?
History – particularly American Slavery and legacy of racial violence
What advice would you offer to someone thinking about graduate school?
Grad school is hard, but rewarding. It helps to stay positive, attentive and gracious and to take advantage of free food opportunities.