Current Project Coordinators

Meghan Reichel, B.S.

Meghan grew up outside Richmond, VA, and returned to the city after studying psychology, education, and astronomy at the University of Virginia. Her professional interests include the implementation of evidence-informed practices in school settings and developing the relationship between research and the population it serves by making findings accessible and practically applicable to the community. She has been working with BEST in CLASS since 2019, now serving as Senior Project Coordinator.

Alexys Weihl, B.S.

Alexys grew up in Hampton, VA, and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Music in 2021. Her research interests involve the implementation of evidence-informed practices in community settings designed to promote socio-emotional development. Alexys entered the lab in Summer 2022 and is specifically involved in the SEISMIC and BEST FRIENDS projects. 

Grace Li, B.S.

Grace grew up outside Richmond, VA, and graduated from The College of William & Mary in 2022 with a B.S. in Psychology and Linguistics. Their research interests involve implementation of evidence-informed practices to support individuals with social and emotional needs. Grace joined the lab in the Fall of 2022 as part of an IES distillation meta-analysis project, CEDARS.


Robert Cross, B.A.

Robert grew up in Suffolk, VA, and graduated from the University of Virginia in 2021 with a B.A. in psychology. His research interests include understanding the inner workings of implementing evidence-informed practices across various settings, focusing on early intervention, self-regulation, and how these factors may impact youth with developmental disabilities. He joined the lab in the fall of 2022, currently working on the PRISM and CEDARS.