Team Members

Student Research Assistants

Anna Hoffman

Graduate research assistant Anna Hoffman is pursuing her master’s degree in Communication, Culture, and Technology (CCT) at Georgetown University. She is the deputy managing editor of gnovis, CCT’s peer-reviewed journal. She holds bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Communication Studies from Kent State University and has spent the past four years working in the media industry across marketing, customer experience, and UX research. She hopes to continue blend her passions for media and user-centered research as she continues her studies and her career. 




Undergraduate Research Assistants


Molly Bidermann

Undergraduate Research Assistant Molly is a senior at Georgetown University with an major in Psychology. Outside of the CDMC, Molly works at Georgetown’s on campus daycare, Hoya Kids, as well as Georgetown’s Office of Residential Living. Molly hopes to pursue a career that can incorporate her interests in psychology with her passion for working with children.


Christina Duval

Undergraduate Research Assistant Christina is a senior at Georgetown University with a major in Psychology and a minor in Justice and Peace Studies. Outside of the CDMC, Christina is involved in theater, ballroom, and No Lost Generation, a refugee rights club.  She hopes to go to graduate school for clinical psychology and work with trauma survivors.

Gretchen McCarthy

Undergraduate Research Assistant Gretchen is a senior at Georgetown University with majors in government and psychology and a minor in Spanish. Outside of the CDMC, Gretchen is a member of the Georgetown University Sailing Team. Gretchen is interested in combining her interests in psychology and public policy to work on education policy in the future.

Maddy Forbess

Undergraduate Research Assistant Maddy is a senior at Georgetown University, majoring in Psychology and English. Outside of the CDMC, Maddy plays on the Women’s Squash Team and writes for the Women in Leadership club on campus. She hopes to apply her interests in psychology to her passion for continued learning as an advocate for children’s education.