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.


Yenashi Castillo
Yenashi graduated from Duke University with a BS in Psychology and a Minor in Global Health. In the near future, she plans to attend graduate school for clinical psychology. Her research interests include mental health and addiction, especially in underrepresented populations. In her free time she enjoys playing the piano, going to the beach with friends, and playing with her two cats.