Liz has a background in cognitive psychology research, focusing on psycholinguistics and comparing presentation methods of tasks. She received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology and minor in Hispanic Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She worked in the Arnold Lab in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience as a research assistant where she worked on both production and comprehension experiments in psycholinguistics. She was inspired to take up her own research by way of a senior honors thesis on “The Author Recognition Task: Does Presentation Matter?” She presented her findings at the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing 2017 and later successfully defended her thesis. She currently works on iRT’s mindfulness project under Dr. Alison Parker and feels the study readily bridges her cognitive psychology interests with social and developmental psychology.