Research Assistants

Eugenia Angelopoulos

Research Assistant, 2018-Present

Eugenia Angelopoulos is an undergraduate student at Boston University, majoring in Biomedical Engineering on a pre-medicine track. Her research interests include computational biology, neuroengineering, and neurodegenerative diseases.  She intends to continue her studies in Medical School towards a Neurology or Pediatrics degree. Music is her passion and has been playing the piano for ten years.

Christopher Greene

Research Assistant, 2017-Present

Christopher Greene is currently in his final year as a Master of Divinity student at Boston University. He earned a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he focused the first half of his studies in electrical and computer engineering and the physical sciences, and the final half in developing an understanding of the psychology of religion and religious worldviews through studying Buddhist and Hindu sacred art, philosophy, and psychology in Nepal. Christopher’s research and teaching interests emphasize the interconnection of several themes; anthropology, ecology, education, history, religion, psychology, philosophy, science, and spirituality. His research interests are motivated by both ancient and contemporary questions, worldviews, and mysteries of existential concern about the nature of humanity, of Creation, the origins of both, the heritage of civilization. His current research efforts rise from what he experiences as an essential harmony in the relationship of religion and science and the significance of that relationship for the contemporary person; namely, how a  scientific understanding can be a great aid in a personal and contextual religious quest for truth and spiritual development. His personal research interests explore mysticism, epistemology, indigenous spiritual and cultural organization,  ancient and pre-historic civilizations, mythology, iconography, and ritual, textbook injustice, and public education. Outside of the classroom or research lab, Christopher enjoys competitive and recreational sports, music production and composition, writing poetry and fiction, beach dwelling, and spontaneous musical improvisation. You can read some of Christopher’s poetry and other pieces here and here.

Nkemdirim Ogbogu

Research Assistant, 2018-Present

Nkemdirim Ogbogu is an undergraduate student at Boston University studying neuroscience, and philosophy. She is on the pre-med track, and hopes to become a neurosurgeon. She is very interested in cognition, the physiology of mental illness, and neurodegenerative disorders. In her free time, she loves to watch films, and cartoons, and read. She is the Managing Editor of Off the Cuff magazine.

Laura Sabia

Research Assistant, 2017-Present

Laura is in her second year of a Master of Divinity program at Boston University’s School of Theology. She focuses her research on religious ethics, religion and conflict transformation, and religion and justice. She recently returned from a travel seminar to the Balkans where she studied post-war transitional justice and reconciliation efforts. She plans to pursue a J.D. when she has completed her MDiv with the ultimate goal of becoming a human rights lawyer. Laura grew up in Montreal, Canada but has called New England home for seven years. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Women’s Studies from Tufts University.

Morgan Westine

Research Assistant, 2017-Present

Morgan is an undergraduate student at Simmons College studying Neuroscience and Behavior on the cognitive track.  Her goal is to pursue a PsyD in Clinical Psychology.  She also spends her time tutoring 1st-3rd graders at local schools here in the Boston area.  She is particularly interested in the psychosocial development of adolescents, especially with regards to mental health.  She is very excited to expand her horizons through work at CMAC and see where this new knowledge will lead her.

Catalina Zamorano

Research Assistant, 2017-Present

Catalina Zamorano is currently an undergraduate student at Boston University pursuing a degree in both neuroscience and psychology at Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences. After graduating with her Bachelor’s degree, she intends to further her education in graduate school, devoting most of her time towards research in the fields of neuropsychology and neurobiology.