I was a graduate student in the Integrative Neuroscience program working with Dr. Berman. I received a BS in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2009. After graduation, I worked as a Technical Assistant in John Gabrieli’s lab at MIT, where I used fMRI and ERP methods on projects related to language impairments in dyslexic populations, and working memory training. I am interested in the perception of social status, and environmental factors that may impact cognitive processes, particularly in depleted environments. At the Environmental Neuroscience Lab, I am developing studies that examine environmental factors and self-regulation in environments of poverty and low socioeconomic status. My personal interests include promoting and developing diversity and inclusion programming in higher education.