I am research programmer and project associate for the decision neuroscience labs of Dr. Pearl Chiu and Dr. Brooks King-Casas at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute in Roanoke, Virginia.

After earning a Bachelors degree in Anthropology from UCLA, I spent several years in between Poland and the United States, working as a freelance educator and living a life of adventure and romance. Later, I entered into Fresno State's Master's program in Computer Science, completing the equivalent of two years of undergraduate prerequisite computer sciences courses and another two years of graduate courses, before undertaking my Master's thesis under the supervision of Dr. Todd Wilson. My Master's thesis surveys the literature of situation theory, a mathematical approach to natural language semantics.


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California State University, Fresno – 2011
Master's of Science in Computer Science

University of California, Los Angeles – 2001
Bachelor's of Arts in Anthropology with Departmental Honors


2018. Herd, T., Li, M., Maciejewski, D., Lee J., Deater-Deckard, K., King-Casas, B., & Kim-Sppon, J. Inhibotory control mediates the association between perceived stress and secure relationship quality. Frontiers in Psychology. Vol. 26. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00217

2017. Brieant, A., Holmes, C. J., Maciejewski, D., Lee, J., Deater-Deckard, K., King-Casas, B., & Kim-Spoon, J. Positive and negative affect and adolescent adjustment: Moderation effects of prefrontal functioning. Journal of Research on Adolescence. Vol. 28, pp. 40-55. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jora.12339/abstract

2017. Kim-Spoon, Jungmeen and Dominique Maciejewski, Jacob Lee, Kirby Deater-Deckard, Brooks King-Casas. Longitudinal associations among family environment, neural cognitive control, and social competence among adolescents. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. Vol. 26, pp. 69-76. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S187892931630247X

2016. Kim-Spoon, Jungmeen and Kirby Deater-Deckard, Christopher Holmes, Jacob Lee, Pearl Chiu, Brooks King-Casas. Behavioral and neural inhibitory control moderates the effects of reward sensitivity on adolescent substance use. Neuropsychologia. Vol. 91, pp. 318-326. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0028393216303207


Research Programmer - Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Roanoke, VA 7/16/2012 - present

Teaching Associate - Dept. of Computer Science - California State University, Fresno Fresno, CA 9/2005 - 1/2008; 1/2011 - 7/2011

Web Master - Division of Student Affairs - California State University, Fresno Fresno, CA 1/2008- 7/2009


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