Leticia Moedano from Yuma Arizona is currently a senior seeking a B.S. in Psychology and concentrating on behavioral neuroscience at Yale University. Leticia, a STARS II Scholar, has been working in the Developmental Electrophysiology Lab throughout her junior year and this past summer under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Crowley on several studies using EEG to study the effect of emotion regulation and social exclusion in children. She is currently working on designing a study for her senior thesis examining the neural mechanisms involved in children with anxiety disorders.
Prior to joining this research team, she conducted research as a summer STARS I intern under the mentorship of Carolyn S. Stankiewicz in Dr. Valerie Reinke’s lab in the Genetics Department of the Yale School of Medicine studying the role of the Vaccina-related kinase (Vrk1) in mice. Leticia’s academic interests are clinical psychology, public health, and medicine. She hopes to pursue a career in medicine and research.