Rebecca is a NRSA pre-doctoral fellow interested in the power of social influence to change our preferences and emotions in both developmental and adult populations. She researches these topics at the neural and behavioral levels and is interested in applications of the insights of basic science to real world contexts (e.g. education). She received her B.A. in History from New York University, an M.A. in Teaching from UC Santa Cruz, and an M.Ed. in Mind, Brain, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Prior to joining the lab, Rebecca worked in John Gabrieli's lab at MIT on executive functioning and memory development imaging studies.