Seattle Children’s Innovative Technologies Lab

Meet the Team

Jenny Skytta, MSIM

Research Supervisor
Jenny joined Seattle Children’s in 2014. She graduated from University of Washington with a BA in Psychology and a MS in Information Management – Data Science specialization. Before joining the SCITL lab Jenny supported the Seattle Children’s Research Coordinator Core as a CRC Lead, primarily as an industry-sponsored clinical trials lead. Prior to joining Seattle Children’s, Jenny worked as a Research Supervisor in a treatment facility that studied interventions to reduce harm for adults and adolescents with chemical dependency. Jenny is passionate about working towards health equity for the community and bridging gaps in early ASD diagnosis; in particular, equity and representation of neurodiverse people of all ages.

Sarah Corrigan, MA

Clinical Research Coordinator - Lead and Licensed Counselor
Sarah received her BA in Psychology and MA in Experimental Psychology from Florida Atlantic University. Sarah worked as a case manager and educator for children with disabilities in early intervention for 6 years. Sarah joined Seattle Children’s in 2011 to focus on pediatric research on ASD. Sarah’s favorite part of the WONDER study is being able to play and interact with babies and toddlers.

Kelsey Dommer, MS

Clinical Research Scientist
Kelsey joined Seattle Children’s in 2017. After taking her first Developmental Psychology class, she came away unable to stop thinking about how “babies are geniuses”! This excitement of early development led her to focus primarily on language, learning, and how these processes vary in individuals. Her favorite part of the WONDER study is seeing families so happy to contribute to science.

Meg Reninger

Clinical Research Coordinator
Meg’s first experience with Seattle Children’s was working as an intern on the WONDER study. After graduating from the University of Washington with a BS in Neuroscience, she officially joined Seattle Children’s Innovative Technologies Lab (SCITL) in 2022 as a research coordinator. She is thrilled to be back and continuing work on the WONDER study as well as other studies with SCITL. Meg’s favorite part of working on the SCITL team is the exposure to all aspects of research and how everyday brings a new opportunity to learn. Her research interests include the intersection between genetics and behavior.

Katie Hegerberg, BS

Clinical Research Coordinator
Katie joined SCITL as a student intern while a junior at University of Washington majoring in Psychology and minoring in Data Science. She was recently hired as a Clinical Research Coordinator in SCITL supporting her interest in the cognitive development of children. She hopes to pursue a career in pediatric psychology. Outside the lab, Katie enjoys reading, exploring the Pacific Northwest, and playing with the Husky Marching Band.

Arya Ajwani

Arya graduated from the UW in 2023. She loves working with children and has an interest in therapy, which is why she majored in psychology and is planning to continue her education with a master's in child psychology in the future. Arya enjoys Korean culture, especially the language, music and dramas, and received a minor in Korean. Out of everything she's learned through interning and working with the SCITL lab, Arya shares that she enjoys the data entry and scheduling the most, as she loves to know more about the participants in our study.