Within weeks of publishing this, I will be an (unemployed...please see resumé below...please) alum of the University of Michigan with a B.S. degree in Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience and a certificate in Writing. As you will become aware while reading through my portfolio, I grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts, and have a very deep connection to the northeastern part of the country; I plan to reunite with my family there (and its dogs, of course) after graduation as I continue my search for a job. 


The most prominent aspect of my portfolio, the Capstone Project, was a major feat of my college career. However, the other pieces I have included in my portfolio were little victories of their own. Without these triumphs, my capstone project would not have come to be.


I hope that my Writer's Evolution essay, included in the archives, will shed a light on the pieces I have chosen to include in my portfolio and bring you to one very important conclusion: I allow my family and my emotions to color my writing, in fact, I require it. You can learn much more about me by reading my written work than I can hope to convey in a paragraph or two. I hope you enjoy doing so!








The University of Michigan                                                                                                                                              Ann Arbor, MI

Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience                                                         September 2012-April 2016

Minor in Writing

GPA: 3.79/4



      LSA Honors Program

      University Honors

      Golden Key International Honour Society – Michigan Chapter; Awarded to the top 15% of each class






Cognitive Neuroimaging Lab                                                                                                                                       Ann Arbor, MI

Research Assistant                                                                                                                                               January 2016-Present

      Responsible for organizing and managing a project on cognitive training in older adults 

      Update study application and submit amendments with the Institutional Review Board 

      Recruit subjects from the local community to participate in the project

      Administer the experiment to subjects and conduct follow-up correspondence



Attention and Cognitive Control Lab                                                                                                                           Ann Arbor, MI

Research Assistant                                                                                                                                               January 2015-Present

      Assist faculty conduct research on selective and sustained attention

      Collaborate in weekly group lab meetings to discuss existing literature, review experiment progress, and determine design of

      future studies

      Perform literature reviews and develop presentations on published literature

      Assist in the composition of scientific journal articles

      Run experiments and primary data analysis using MATLAB and Excel and perform secondary data analysis in SPSS



The Thoreau Club                                                                                                                                                            Concord, MA

Head Lifeguard                                                                                                                                                         May 2014-Present

      Promoted after one year of employment

      Supervise guards on duty

      Conduct respectful and helpful interactions with patrons

      Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR/AED certified

      Experienced in water rescue techniques

      Responsible for monitoring the water and pool deck and guarding the safety of patrons



Emerson College                                                                                                                                                               Boston, MA

Research Assistant                                                                                                                                            May 2014-August 2014

      Created a website for the Lab for Infant + Toddler Language at Emerson (LI+TLE Lab)

      Assisted faculty in the Communication Sciences & Disorders department conducting research on autism

      Participated in weekly group lab meetings to discuss progress and results

      Participated in a trial run of a study and offered feedback



Monalisa’s Confections                                                                                                                                                   Concord, MA

Administrative Assistant/Assistant Baker                                                                                                         June 2012-August 2013

      Involved in every phase of business start-up including:

      Obtaining rentable kitchen space at a local church through personal interactions with church administrators

      Initial ordering of packaging and distribution supplies

      Product catalogue design and product pricing

      Inventory-taking and invoicing

      Developed the brand through community outreach and the distribution of product catalogues to local businesses and







University of Michigan Relay for Life                                                                                                                           Ann Arbor, MI

Team Captain                                                                                                                                                 September 2012-Present

      Work with local and national fundraising community to promote signature event

      Interact and foster relationships with individuals and businesses to raise funds for cancer research

      Market the Relay for Life brand by sharing information with students and professors

      Set monetary goals for my team and motivate its members to raise funds






Microsoft Office programs     SPSS      MATLAB      Wordpress and Wix (website building platforms)






Weissman, D., Colter, K., Drake, B., Morgan, C. (2015) The congruency sequence effect transfers across different response modes. Acta Psychologica, in press.

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