I joined the lab in 2014 as a research assistant during my final year of undergraduate studies at Ryerson and am now working towards finishing my PhD in Clinical Psychology. My dissertation explores the moderating role of social functioning in the relationship between diseases of aging and quality of life, and is supervised by Dr. Frank Russo in the SMART Lab. My other areas of interest include couples therapy, posttraumatic stress disorder, and the therapeutic potential of music in the treatment of a variety of disorders.