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Cassandra Stevens

Postgraduate Associate in the Child Study Center

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Cassandra Stevens



Cassie graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in neuroscience, a concentration in human behavior and cognition, and a minor in communication sciences and disorders. She spent her undergraduate years examining visual, linguistic, and cognitive ASD-related endophenotypes through a family study approach. She is interested in investigating the neural underpinnings of the vast heterogeneity encapsulated by the autism spectrum. Cassie has a particular aspiration for reaching individuals with severe ASD through neuroscientific and psychological research, adapting existing research frameworks to accommodate individuals who are minimally or nonverbal and who have pronounced behavioral difficulties. Currently, Cassie is a Sara S. Sparrow Fellow in Clinical Neuroscience. In the future, she hopes to earn her Ph.D. and become a board-certified neuropsychologist, balancing clinical work and research.

Education & Training

  • BA
    Northwestern University, Neuroscience (2020)

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