What is your name? Where were you born? Where did you go to college?
My name is Jenna Walters and I’m originally from the Grand Rapids, MI area. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Eastern Michigan University with minors in Human Biology and Human Sexuality. Currently, I am working on my Masters of Social Work with a focus on interpersonal practice here at the UofM!
What interests you about the ABCD Study/research?
I’ve had a lot of experience working with younger children, but I developed a passion for adolescents during my time as a Mental Health Technician and while completing my Senior Thesis in undergrad. The ABCD Study seemed like a great opportunity to gain more experience working with adolescents and to learn more about patterns in adolescent cognitive development and substance use.