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.

 

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 joined the lab post-graduation and oversees the administration of the lab. Currently, she is managing the Smoking Cessation study. Xuan plans to attend graduate school for clinical psychology, with an interest in neurodevelopmental disorders. In her free time, she enjoys eating, traveling, photography, and binge watching 12 tv shows.

 


Nora Satybaldiyeva, BS

Project Manager
Nora graduated from UCLA in 2017 as a Biology major with a minor in Russian Language. Nora began her career at the Addictions Lab as a volunteer during her Junior year. Currently, she is managing the Smoking Cessation study. Nora plans to attend graduate school for public health and aspires to work with underserved communities. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, playing with her dog, and spending times with friends and family.

 

 

Azi Hanukaai, BA
Lab Assistant
Azi graduated from UCLA in 2017 as a Psychology major. She recently joined the lab post-graduation and facilitates in-person screening visits for the smoking cessation study. Azi wants to pursue a graduate degree in clinical psychology with a focus on eating disorders. In her free time, she enjoys belly dancing, hiking, and baking healthy desserts.