Selam Bellete graduated from Princeton University in May 2022, where she studied psychology and completed a certificate (minor) in African American studies. While in college, she interned at an adolescent suicide prevention nonprofit and researched the effect of family / friendship definitions on cooperation in groups for her senior thesis. Prior to joining the play2PREVENT lab, Selam worked in the Communication Neuroscience Lab at Penn, where she helped draft sections of a book on the neuroscience of decision-making.
Selam is excited to be part of a lab that will allow her to explore her interests in digital health interventions, user research, and adolescent behavior. In the future, she plans to get a master’s degree in another country and pursue a career that involves creative applications of psychology.
When she’s not working, Selam loves to curate R&B playlists on Spotify, perfect her latte-making skills, or catch up with her cousins. As a lifelong New Jersey resident, Selam is eager to explore New Haven and get to know a new region of the tri-state area.