Martina Fruhbauerova, BS
Research Study Coordinator
Martina received her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Washington in June 2016. As an Honor’s Psychology student and a McNair scholar, she conducted her original research at the UW Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress. Martina is planning to get a PhD in clinical psychology with the focus on severe psychopathology, specifically in the nature and causes of suicidal behavior and personality disorders. She is entirely dedicated to pursuing her career in research, as she wishes to stay in academia as a successful researcher and a psychology professor. In her free time, Martina likes to hike, swim, and spend time with her close friends.
Karin Hendricks, MA
Karin received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Washington in 2008 and a Master’s degree in Psychology from Indiana University – Bloomington in 2015. Her role in the CSPAR is primarily managing the Aftercare Focus Study, while training as a study clinician. She also supervises undergraduate research assistants and assists with and collaborates on all active projects. When she is not at the research lab, she enjoys going to see live music, cooking and dinner parties with friends, playing with her puppy, and reading true crime novels.
Tierney Huppert, BA
Research Study Assistant
Tierney graduated from Seattle University in June of 2017 with a Bachelor’s of Arts in both Psychology and Criminal Justice with a Specialization in Forensic Psychology. While in Seattle, she was the lead study patient recruiter for AFS and PARS, CSPAR's ongoing clinical trials. However, she currently works remotely from Washington, DC where she recently moved to pursue a career in evidence-based policy-making to reform the Justice System. When not working, Tierney enjoys exploring DC, listening to live music, and watching documentaries. In the future, she plans to graduate school to study clinical or forensic psychology, and work with incarcerated individuals with mental illness.
Christopher Penn, BA
Research Study Assistant
Christopher received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology at Seattle University. He is a Seattle University mentor for first generation students and has volunteered at local high schools as a college preparation advisor. Christopher won Seattle University’s 2018 Outstanding Research Award for his work entitled “Attitude Towards Guns: How Experience and Exposure Shape Our Stance on Guns.” He is currently working on the CSPAR's Preventing Addition Related Suicide (PARS) study and is a member of the Military Suicide Research Consortium Core D team. Before working at the CSPAR he served seven years in the U.S. Navy doing counter-drug operations and war gaming. Christopher plans to enroll in a Clinical PhD program and continue his passion for research. Outside of the CSPAR, Christopher enjoys traveling, listening to blues music, and working on cars.