a portrait image of Arhana

Position Title
High School Research Assistant


Arhana joined the lab in the summer of 2021 and is currently a junior at Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, CA. She is interested in the relationship between psychology and neuroscience, especially the neural mechanisms behind psychological phenomena, as well as social and moral psychology. One of her current interests is why people interpret or react differently to language. In college, Arhana hopes to study cognitive neuroscience. Outside of the lab, Arhana is editor-in-chief of her school newspaper and is a member of the school’s leadership council, which currently addresses student mental health on campus through initiatives  In her free time, Arhana enjoys hiking and biking, tending to her plants, playing piano, reading, and cooking new dishes!