What is your name? Where were you born? Where did you go to college? What was your major?
Hi! I'm Joyce, and I was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I also went to college at the University of Michigan. I graduated in 2022 with a double major in Biopsychology, Cognition, & Neuroscience and Gender & Health.
What interests you about the ABCD Study/research?
In college, I was always really interested in developmental psychology. I had worked with younger children (5-12 year olds) in research labs and at U-M's Natural History Museum. However, I've always been most interested in neurocognitive development with adolescents. With the ABCD study, I'm able to work closely with adolescents in that exact focus.
How long have you worked in the department and what does your work focus on / what area do you work in?
I recently joined the ABCD study team in 2022, and I primarily work in administering the yearly follow-up studies with our adolescent participants. It's really cool to contribute to so many dimensions of data collection.