J is a first year graduate student, working toward a Ph.D. in Clinical Science at IU. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science from Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA. While studying at IU, J is interested in studying how psychosocial stressors interact with neurobiological mechanisms in schizophrenia. More specifically, she is interested in how these interactions influence illness risk, onset, and exacerbation. In addition, J aims to study the role race-related stressors may play in the development of psychosis, particularly for African Americans.