Rachel graduated from Brown University in 2019 with a B.S. in Psychology and in Gender and Sexuality Studies. As an undergraduate, Rachel worked as a research assistant in Dr. Dima Amso’s Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab. She completed her honors research with Dr. Amso investigating the cognitive mechanisms supporting the emergence of gender stereotyping during development. Rachel also worked with Dr. Susan Faja at Boston Children’s Hospital on a project examining romantic and sexual health education for young adults with ASD. Her interest in exploring the transitional period of adolescence and the effects of stress on development has led Rachel to join the Stress and Development Lab. In the future, Rachel hopes to attend a doctoral program in clinical psychology.