Alexandra is a third year graduate student, working towards Ph.D.s in Clinical Psychology and Neuroscience. She graduated in 2015 from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Neuroscience. Alexandra is interested in understanding the neural contributions of the cerebellum to cognitive deficits (i.e. learning, temporal processing) observed in schizophrenia. She is further interested in the contributions of the stress response and endocannabinoid systems to psychosis. Her current projects include:

  1. Alterations in Cerebellar Endocannabinoid System Dynamics After Limited Bedding in Rats
  2. Effective Connectivity Deficits in Schizophrenia During Cerebellar-Mediated Sensorimotor Synchronization
  3. Demographic Related Response Differences on the Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire (SPQ)

During her time at IU, Alexandra has been supported under the following grants and awards:

She has also received honorable mentions from the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) and Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship.

In her free time, Alexandra enjoys painting and going on hikes.