Jiaying Zhao, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Canada Research Chair (t2)

Principal Investigator

  Dr. Jiaying Zhao    (click here for my CV)


   Canada Research Chair (t2) in Behavioral Sustainability

   Assistant Professor


   Department of Psychology

   Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability



Graduate Students

  Rumi Naito


  Research interests:

  Behavior change, land-use decision making, conservation


  Ivana Zelenika


  Research interests:

  Zero waste, sustainability education, pro-environmental behavior


  Alejandra Echeverri    (click here for my website)


  Research interests:

  Biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services


  Rae Cramer


  Research interests:

  Food choices, perception of food production systems


  Brandon Tomm


  Research interests:

  Resource scarcity, poverty, behavioral interventions, conservation


  Ru Qi Yu


  Research interests:

  Statistical learning, randomness perception, hippocampal neurogenesis


  Yu Luo    (click here for my website)


  Research interests:

  Climate change perception, sorting game, statistical learning


  Ryan Dwyer


  Research interests:

  Poverty, energy conservation, well-being


  Laura Super


  Research interests:

  Subjective wellbeing and nature



Lab Manager

  Nishtha Parag




Research Assistants

  Justin Reed



Lab Alumni

  Yimiao Gong  currently a graduate student at Columbia University

  Leanne Zeng  currently a graduate student at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  Elizabeth Ponce  currently a graduate student at King's College in London, UK

  James Jiang  currently a graduate student at Southern California Institute of Architecture

  Sumeyye Cakal

  Anna Xiao Luo