Poppy L. McLeod, Ph.D. is a Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Communication. Her research interests focus on group task performance in immersive virtual environments, the role of emotions, identity and language in intergroup communication, and social influence, the development of teamwork skills, and decision-making within task groups. Her teaching includes: introduction to communication; communication, decision-making and theory in small groups; graduate research methods; and leadership development. Poppy earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in Social Psychology from Harvard University, and her B.S. in Psychology from Syracuse University.
Danielle Clark is a Senior majoring in Communication with minors in Business and Information Science. This is her third year working in the lab. She is very excited to be back with the lab and involved in some very exciting studies. Outside of the classroom, she founded the Women's Martial Arts and Fitness Club and is a member of the Communication Student Advisory Board and the Boxing club.
Carmen Chan is a junior from Hong Kong, double majoring in Communication and Environmental and Sustainability Sciences. She is interested in Risk Communication, Decision-Making, and Social Psychology. This is her third semester at the lab and she is excited to be back. She is looking forward to working on lab projects, taking on lab challenges, and planning for her honor thesis!
Yutong Wu is a Junior from China, majoring Communication and intending to double major in Information Science. This is her second year working in the Group and Interpersonal Communication Research Lab. She is looking forward to assisting in Professor McLeod's research lab and working with the team of dedicated and energetic students.
Cordelia Ding is a Junior majoring in Communication, concentrating in Education and looking to minor in Information Science at Cornell. She is originally from Long Island, New York, but grew up in Bangkok, Thailand. This will be her third semester in the lab, and she is very excited to continue to participate in the research experience. She is especially interested in studying conflict in groups and group communication, as she has been involved in many different group environments including sports teams and clubs, non-profit and non-governmental organizations, and other various groups with differing dynamics. Cordelia is very much excited to return to the lab and to continue learning from and with everyone!
Stephanie Ng is an an international student from Hong Kong. She is a senior Communication major with a Business minor. This is her second year participating in the Group and Interpersonal Communication Research Lab and she is glad to be part of it. She is looking forward to work with the group!
Sophie Cook is a Sophomore majoring in Communication and minoring in Business, and has been in this lab since she first came to Cornell! She is particularly interested in how large groups in the same society interact with each other. She is excited to learn more about group communication and work with Professor McLeod and the other students on the team!
Jessie Yee is a sophomore majoring in Information Science and interested in studying Communication, Film, and Business as minors. She is particularly excited to learn more about communication in relation to technology through this opportunity. This is her first semester working in the lab and she is looking forward to working with the research team.
Jaeeun Kim is a junior majoring in Industrial Labor Relations. She is originally from Seoul, Korea, and spent her middle and high school days in Toronto. She is very interested in exploring various group dynamics as well as factors that impact decision-making. This is her third semester with the lab, and she is once again excited to work with Professor McLeod and her group of welcoming and passionate students in the Group and Interpersonal Communication Research Lab.
Levi Orenstein-Wolf is a sophomore majoring in Industrial and Labor Relations. This is his first semester doing research, and is excited to work on various topics within communications throughout his time in the lab. He is very much intrigued by the study of conflict, including specific topics like negotiation, bias, and polarization within and among groups.
Malvika Dahiya is a junior from Singapore and India, majoring in Industrial and Labor Relations and pursuing minors in Business and Information Science. This is her first semester in the lab and she is excited to be a part of the team! As an ILR major who focuses on the HR and organizational behavior aspect of ILR, she is glad to have the opportunity to learn more about group communication from a new perspective.
Kyla Braithwaite is a senior in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences studying Communication and minoring in the Biological Sciences. She is from Rockland County, New York. In her spare time she writes for the Cornell Daily Sun, is a Resident Advisor for a first year residence hall and is the outgoing Communications chair for Cornell’s campus chapter of GlobeMe
Yashvi Gattani is a Senior in the College of Arts & Sciences, majoring in Economics with minors in Information Science and Business. As an international student from Singapore and Hong Kong, she is interested to learn more about intergroup dynamics and communication. She is looking forward to beginning her first semester as part of the lab.