Amanda is a full-time research assistant on the WHALE Study under Dr. Margaret Sheridan. She graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York with a B.A. in Biology and a minor in Ethnicity & Race Studies. As an undergraduate, she worked for three years in clinical research in Columbia University Medical Center's NeuroICU researching both the influence of coagulopathy on hematoma expansion and the impact of intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhages on cognition, emotion, and lifestyle. Amanda is interested in exploring the development of socioemotional intelligence and personality in children, as well as how the impact of adversity on childhood psychological development can have far-reaching ramifications on adult health and wellness.