Susan is a second year graduate student in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences program. She graduated from Penn State in 2015 with a B.A. in psychology and public relations and went on to spend a year teaching middle school language arts in Nashville through Teach for America. After working the following year as the lab manager for Dr. Isabel Gauthier’s visual perception lab at Vanderbilt, she began her Ph.D. work at Temple in 2017 and is co-mentored by Drs. Nora Newcombe and Ingrid Olson. Susan studies the development of episodic memory in early childhood and is interested in the effect of sleep on children’s memory systems.