My 2022 REU experience at CHOP was incredibly insightful. This summer was the first in-person experience since the beginning of the pandemic. This permitted for a stronger connection between my mentors and the other REU students.
During my time at CIRP I had the opportunity to meet with other researchers and/or doctors at CHOP. These informational interviews gave me a stronger understanding of the work I hope to accomplish in the future. I also genuinely appreciated REU alumni taking the time to speak with us about how their experiences at CIRP influenced the trajectory of their academic and professional goals.
My work with the Child Trauma Data Archives team was truly unforgettable. The process in which the team addresses problems and tackles them through collaboration was my favorite part of being on the team. Anytime I was unaware of how to complete a task, I worked closely with the members of my team to efficiently standardize measures across datasets.
This fall I will be a third year Psychology major and French minor at Spelman College in Atlanta Georgia, where I hope to narrow my interests between perinatal/prenatal and sports psychology to focus on PhD programs upon graduation. This summer has not only provided me with proficiency skills in SPSS, Excel, and harmonization, but also interdisciplinary collaboration, flexible thinking, networking, and graduate school navigation.