Poppy L. McLeod, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Communication. Her research interests focus on social influence and decision-making in groups, group-based approaches to addressing climate change, the role of emotions, identity and language in intergroup communication, and the development of teamwork skills. Her teaching includes: introduction to communication and social influence; communication, decision-making and theory in small groups; research methods; and leadership development. Professor McLeod earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in Social Psychology from Harvard University, and her B.S. in Psychology from Syracuse University.
Garrett Spillerman is a sophomore in CALS from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is majoring in communication and hoping to minor in political science. This will be Garrett’s first semester working in the lab, after developing a passion for persuasion and social influence. He hopes to specifically explore how manipulative falsified messaging permeates social groups in both political and apolitical contexts. Garrett loves working in teams and looks forward to meeting his peers and mentors in the lab.
Cindy Guan is a senior majoring in Biology and Society with a minor in gerontology in the College of Arts and Sciences. She is from NYC and this will be her first semester in the Group and Interpersonal Communication Lab. She is excited to work and learn from the lab members on research involving interpersonal relationships in teamwork and virtual communication. Cindy’s hobbies include eating good food and cooking college-friendly meals.
Carina Garcia is a senior Biological Sciences major in the College of Arts and Sciences. She is from New Jersey. This will be her fifth semester working at the GRIP Lab. She looks forward to learning more about interpersonal relationships and communication through the lab's projects and collaborations with Professor McLeod and the research team. Outside of the lab, she is a Biology Scholar (BSP) and a writer for The Cornell Healthcare Review. Her hobbies include digital art and jogging.