Susan is a third year graduate student in the Cognition and Neuroscience 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 a research assistant in 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 memory development and is interested in the concurrent maturation of semantic and episodic memory in early childhood and the effects of socioeconomic status on development, from both neural and behavioral perspectives.