Chelsea Zabel


Chelsea is a research fellow and lab manager for Professor Lerner at the Harvard Kennedy School. Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Chelsea attended the University of Michigan and received her Bachelor’s degree with high distinction in Psychology in 2015. Prior to joining Professor Lerner’s team, Chelsea worked as a lab manager in a cognitive neuroimaging lab at the University of Michigan. She is interested in research on factors that influence decisions and behavior, particularly in higher education.
Outside of the lab, Chelsea is on the board for a developing community theatre group in Boston focused on promoting more roles for women onstage and offstage.