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Position Title
Undergraduate Research Assistant (4th year), Cognitive Science


Antoinette is a McNair Scholar, entrepreneur, mother, and author of “Better Than A Diagnosis: A Single Parent’s Guide to Autism.” Her autism spectrum disorder research has allowed ASD families in the Los Angeles area to understand the brain and make informed decisions on their autistic loved ones' care and advocacy. Antoinette is a devoted member of her church community and a humanitarian at heart, having helped construct global faith-centers, housing, and sustainable water wells. After obtaining her Ph.D. in neuropsychology, Antoinette plans to take her humanitarian know-how, coupled with research, passion, and proven teaching methods, to open a diagnostic and treatment center for families with ASD. Antoinette and her daughter regularly contribute to her blog,