I recently graduated from Georgia Tech in May 2014 with a BS in Psychology and a minor in Biology. I am now taking some time off in order to gain more work and research experience before going to graduate school. I hope to study neuroscience in graduate school and I am particularly interested in topics such as memory, emotion, and psychiatric disorders including anxiety and depression. Since graduating from Tech, I worked in Dr. Eric Schumacher’s lab for a semester before joining the Moffat lab. I am thrilled to be a part of this lab and I hope to learn more about the changes in cognition and brain function that occur with age.
Currently, I am working on my Senior Thesis in a Cognitive Neuroscience lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology. I was recently awarded with the President’s Undergraduate Research Award (PURA) through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) for my research project. This award allows me to conduct a paid research project with a faculty member, Dr. Scott Moffat, at Georgia Tech in the subject of my and my mentor’s interest. The project includes writing a research proposal, developing and coding tasks for data collection, recruiting participants, administering the experiment to participants, coding and analyzing data, and presenting the final project in a short video, documenting the research and results done.
Additionally, I actively participate in both the Neuroscience and Psychology clubs on campus, which include both social and philanthropic events for the psychology community. In addition to taking psychology courses and attending talks in the field of psychology, I am a research assistant in the Cognitive Neuroscience lab at Georgia Tech.
During my free time, I volunteer for psychological events, including The Walk for Parkinson’s, and research studies and projects held in the department, including predicted learning across time and leadership for organizational effectiveness studies. I have been a member of the National Beta Club, CHS Chapter, Mu Alpha Theta, CHS Chapter, and several German Language clubs.