Staff

Jessica 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.

 

Diana Ho, BS
Lab Coordinator and Project Manager
Diana graduated from UCLA in 2018 with a BS in Psychobiology. Diana began her career at the Addictions Lab as an intern during her Junior year where she managed the Comparing Alcohol Cues study, and joined as full time staff post-graduation. Currently, she is managing the Practice Quit study, the Ibudilast Alcohol Study, and oversees the administration of the lab. Diana plans to attend graduate school for clinical psychology with a focus in the development of substance use in emerging adults. In her free time, she enjoys exploring L.A. eats with her friends, napping, and brewing her own coffee.

 

Project Manager

Brandon Towns, BS
Project Manager

Brandon graduated from UCLA in 2018 with a BS in Psychobiology. As an undergraduate student, he served as a caseworker for the UCLA Mobile Clinic Project where he helped provide medical services to underprivileged communities, and studied youth psychopathology at an internship at the Fernald Child Research Center. Post-graduation, Brandon joined the lab as full-time staff and currently manages the DDA Alcohol study. He plans to attend medical school where he will specialize in psychiatry. In his free time, he is a freelance photographer, fitness fanatic, and a passionate seafood enthusiast.

 

Wave Baskerville, BA
Project Manager
Wave graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with a degree in Communications and a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology. As an undergraduate, Wave was a lead research assistant in two psychology labs, and completed multiple independent research projects. She joined the lab as a full time staff post-graduation and currently manages the Ibudilast Alcohol Study. Wave aspires to attend graduate school for clinical psychology with a focus in the development of addiction and adolescent substance use. In her free time, she enjoys running, exploring L.A. one restaurant at a time, and playing with her two cats, Galaxy and Ghost.