BRITTANY VILLALPANDO

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Position Title
Undergraduate Research Assistant (5th Year), Cognitive Science, Chicanx Studies Minor, Psychology Minor

Bio

Brittany joined the lab in the Winter of 2020 and is Cognitive Science major with minors in Psychology and Chicanx Studies. Brittany is interested in cognitive, cultural, and neuro- psychology. She is currently developing her own research under the MURALs program where she is focusing on trauma-informed care and the impact it has on recidivism. She works for Self Awareness and Recovery, an organization founded and run by formerly incarcerated folks and their mission to heal the community from trauma, incarceration and recidivism. Brittany’s research focuses on trauma and executive functioning with the Latinx community and African Diaspora community. Brittany is also interested in social, cultural and socioeconomic influences on cognitive development. Brittany plans to attend graduate school and further her work within her community. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her cat and dog, exploring, and spending time with her loved ones. Feel free to ask her any questions ranging from baseball to funny-not-funny dad jokes!