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I am a neuroscientist in the Division of Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. I use a variety of imaging modalities -including EEG, fNIRS and fMRI- to examine the neurobiology of mood and cognition in adolescents. The primary aim of my work is to understand how neurodevelopment is altered in adolescents with clinical and metabolic disorders, and the neuropsychiatric consequences of these alterations. Current projects include the study of adolescents with disordered puberty, type 1 diabetes, and Fragile-X syndrome. Moreover, I'm examining the neural basis of imposter syndrome and stereotype threat in women. I deeply value the process of acting on curiosity, learning from challenges, and applying creative solutions to both highlight and address gaps in our understanding of the brain and cognition.