Michelle is a second year graduate student in the Psychology PhD program at Columbia. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 2012 with a B.A. in Neuroscience. Before joining the lab at Columbia, she was a research assistant at the NIMH, where she studied the neurobiology of atypical emotion processing in adolescents with disruptive behavior disorders. Her graduate research examines how the early environment shapes neurobiological development and influences socioemotional functioning. Currently, she is investigating the neurobiological, behavioral and social factors that predict risk versus resilience for psychopathology following early adverse caregiving.