I am a post-baccalaureate student preparing for a doctoral program in Clinical Psychology. I received my B.S. in Psychology from Northeastern University where I worked as a Research Assistant at the Social Emotions Lab studying the effect of emotions such as gratitude, happiness, and cooperation on prosocial behaviors. I was able to create my own study where I investigated the effects of anxiety on altruistic behaviors. I also have experience working as a Research Assistant for Dr. Richard Contrada at Rutgers University, have worked as a Mental Health Associate at Arbour Hospital, an inpatient psychiatric facility, and am currently volunteering as a crisis counselor. I am interested in conducting translational research, creating and enhancing evidence-based treatments to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. I am particularly interested in the use of both psychosocial and physiological components. I am excited to gain both research and clinical skills, and expand my research interests to include a substance abuse population. Fun fact: I am a kickboxing instructor and did musical theatre for 8 years!