Kayla Saucedo

Research Assistant at Harvard University


Mental Health, Neuroscience


Undergraduate at Harvard University


Kayla Saucedo is an undergraduate at Harvard University, concentrating in Psychology through the Mind, Brain, Behavior pathway and a secondary in Ethnicity, Migration, Rights. She will graduate in May of 2025 and pursue her doctorate in Clinical Psychology or a Juris Doctor.

In addition to writing articles for Simply Psychology, Kayla is a research assistant for the Biopsychosocial Effects of Stigma (BEST) Lab at Harvard University.

Professional Experience

  • Psychology Research Assistant for BEST Lab with Dr. Mark Hatzenbueler (January 2023 – Present): Currently helping code and analyze data sets under doctoral student Nathan Hollisaid
  • Researcher and Writer for Simply Psychology (November 2022 – Present)
  • Co-Director of Workshops and Speakers, Harvard Latina Empowerment and Development (LEAD) Conference (2022-2023)
  • Congressional Intern with the Office of Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (2022)


  • B.A in Psychology MBB, Harvard University (2025).
  • Americas High School (2021)