Brandi Ginn is a junior at Georgetown majoring in Psychology and minoring in Statistics and African American Studies. She is interested in investigating the intersections of statistics and psychology to not only understand mental health from psychological and cognitive lens, but see trends in order to see the whole picture and provide better mental health resources for everyone. She intends to pursue a graduate degree in clinical psychology and to continue conducting research in the future.
Vanessa Lim is a senior Human Science major pursuing a pre-med concentration in the School of Nursing and Health Studies. She currently works as a research assistant in the lab, providing assistance on lesion tracings and organizing databases for ongoing projects. Vanessa is also pursuing an independent study in mental health within the refugee population and is interested in learning how post-displacement affects overall wellbeing. In the future, she is hoping to be a physician who can provide holistic care for immigrant and refugee communities
Jenny Zack is a senior Psychology major and Disability Studies minor. She is particularly interested in the distinction made between the brain and mind in the field of neuropsychology, particularly with regard to the idea that similar neurological impairments can translate to ranging behavioral outcomes, which she believes represents the need for an individualized and person-centered approach when it comes to research and treatment. Jenny is also pursing an Honors thesis in Psychology at the CRL that will explore inner speech in the context of cognitive flexibility, and she has plans to pursue medical school after graduation.
Mary Henderson is a senior at Georgetown studying linguistics and cognitive science. She was the recipient of a GUROP scholarship during the summer of 2017, and the Kalorama scholarship during the summer of 2018. She is interested in aphasia and other stroke-induced language disorders. She plans on pursuing higher education in both linguistics and cognitive science.
Riley is a sophomore at Georgetown majoring in Linguistics and minoring in Cognitive Science and Spanish. After working with and getting to know patients recovering from strokes during the summers of 2017 and 2018, she has developed an interest for why some patients have the ability to recover and why others do not. She is interested specifically in aphasia, as a lot of her work consisted in conducting memory activities for people who had lost a great amount of their abilities to understand or express speech. In the future, she is thinking about working in a field that allows her to analyze language.
Abigail Ludwigson is a sophomore Biology major with a concentration in Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology and a Cognitive Science minor. She is especially interested in the field of affective neuroscience and how differences in individuals’ brain and neural functioning contribute to their susceptibility to psychopathology. In addition, her interests also include how the brain works to recover functioning after brain damage, and how modern medicine can aid in rehabilitation. After graduation, she plans to further her studies by attending medical school.