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Jessica JenkinsJessica Jenkins, MS
Project Director
Jessica has worked in the field of addictions research for over 15 years. She received her BS in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego and completed her MS in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at California State University, Northridge. Jessica has extensive experience in managing several large-scale clinical trials and currently oversees research activities and compliance of regulatory requirements in the UCLA Addictions Lab. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys playing with her two children, watching movies, cooking and sleeping.

Xuan Nguyen, BA

Lab Coordinator

Xuan graduated from UCLA in 2015 as a Psychology major with a minor in Education Studies. Her previous research experience involves looking at early biomarkers of autism in infant siblings. She recently joined the lab post-graduation and oversees the administration of the lab. Xuan plans to attend graduate school for clinical psychology, with an interest in neurodevelopmental disorders. In her free time, she enjoys eating, photography, and binge watching 12 tv shows.

Taylor Rohrbaugh, BA

Project Manager
Taylor started in the lab at the end of her sophomore year and graduated with a psychology major and a philosophy minor. She rejoined the lab after graduation and is currently managing the "Naltrexone for Asian Americans" study. She is interested in the processes involved in changing from recreational drug users to addicts, and ultimately the treatment of addiction. In the future, she hopes to attend graduate school and work in a rehabilitation center. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.