Elizabeth A. Yako
State University of New York at Purchase College Graduated: 5/ 2015 Bachelors of Arts, Major: Psychology.
Dean’s List: Sp ‘13, Sp ‘14 - Sp ‘15
Senior Project with EEG: Effects of Bilingualism on Inhibition Sponsor: Nancy Zook- Conducted my own research exploring the bilingual advantage on executive functioning tasks with EEG. Relevant classes: Physiological Psychology (A-), Program Evaluation (A-), Sensing & Knowing (A), Language & Thought (A) Bard High School Early College Queens Graduated: 6/ 2010 Associates of Arts & High School Diploma
Graduated high school with 60 college credits & had junior standing upon college entry.
Paraprofessional Applied Behavioral Analyst 11/2017 - Present 125 East 85th. Street, New York, NY, 10028
Providing academic and behavioral guidance to an elementary aged child, who is diagnosed with ADHD and learning disabilities at The Ramaz School.
Gracie Square Hospital Volunteer Winter 2017 - Present 420 East 76th. Street, New York, NY, 10021
The New York Health & Racquet Club 3/ 2016 - Present 60 West 23rd Street, New York, NY, 10010
Private swim instructor for children and adults, some who have severe water phobia due to prior drowning experiences and others who are on the autistic spectrum.
PATH Medical, an integrative medical office 5/ 2014 - 3/ 2016 304 Park Avenue South, Suite #6
Internship for academic credit (A) turned into part- time employment Population: Children - elderly
I conducted scripted procedures of the Wechsler Memory Scale III and I set-up patients for hearing tests, CNVVS (Vital Signs), TOVA (Total test of Variables of Attention), assisted them with personality measures
(Theodore Million, Myers-Briggs; Anxiety, Social Phobia, Depression Scales).
Roosevelt Island Beacon After- School Program 11/2012 - 8/2013 For academic credit (A) then part-time employment
Director of Artistic & Recreational Activities (grades 1-5) for a non-for-profit. Created daily lesson plans for art and tutored children. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Researcher. Sponsor: Nancy Zook, Ph.D & Lynn Winters, Ph.D Title:T he bilingual advantage effect on inhibitory processing Department of Natural & Social Sciences, Purchase College, SUNY Fall 2014- Spring 2015 semester
Under the supervision of Dr. Zook, I measured the effects of the bilingual advantage on executive function tasks (Match Shape/ Color, Go & No Go). I ran subjects through a scripted procedure of a computer game I created to test their inhibition skills while hooked onto an EEG followed by an input and analysis of their data.
Department of Natural & Social Sciences, Purchase College, SUNY Spring semester 2014/ Grade: A
I assisted Meagan Curtis, Ph.D and Richard Warran, B.A. with their collaborative research titled: Exploring a Novel Paradigm for Non-conscious Appetitive & Aversive Conditioning. I served as an actor- facilitator providing subjects with a cover story, data collection and entry, debriefing subjects, running, analyzing SPSS, assisting with experimental components, and assigning credit.
Senior Project/ 10.2014
Title: Language Switch!
Investigating executive functioning in balanced, non-balanced bilinguals, and monolingual young adults on the Match Shape/ Color & Go-No Go Task, with EEG. Course: Junior Seminar/ 5.2014
Yako, E. (2014). Culture vs. parenting: Cross-cultural influences on emotional expression. Power-Point presentation on literature review at Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, New York. Position: Moderator/ 5.2014
Course: Experimental Psychology/ 12.2013
Yako, E., & Valdman, T. (2013). The effect of color on interpretation of an ambiguous poem. Power-Point presentation on experimental procedure and relevant literature at Purchase College. Skills
SPSS Statistics, Research, EEG machine operation, Tutoring, Teaching (education, recreation) Language: Russian (fluent), American Sign Language (basic) W riting: American Psychological Association (APA), MLA C omputer: SPSS, Microsoft Word, Excel, Mac, PC C ertification: CPR, Water Safety Instructor, First Aid