Research Assistant (2013)
"While interning at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention during my senior year at the University of Pennsylvania, I assisted with studies examining how children and their families cope with acute medical trauma and interventions to promote psychosocial adjustment in children who have experienced acute medical events. I also aided in the distribution of the Cellie Cancer Coping Kit to CHOP patients.
My time spent with the team was invaluable because it was through my work with them that I realized my passion for pediatric psychology. I owe my mentor, Dr. Meghan Marsac, many thanks for her guidance and encouragement. Now that I have graduated, I will be putting both my bachelor's degree in Psychology and the skills I learned at CIRP to good use as a research assistant for the Behavioral Diabetes Research Program at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. I hope to pursue my PhD in Clinical Psychology and continue working in pediatrics. Thank you, Meghan Marsac, Kristen Kohser, and the rest of the CIRP team for such a positive experience!"