I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree at Ryerson University in 2010, with a major in early childhood studies and a minor in psychology.  I will be starting an MA in early childhood studies at Ryerson this fall.  My passion for the field of Psychology has grown immensely as a result of my academic history as well as being involved with the lab, and I hope to pursue further education in Psychology. I am continually exploring my research interests, which are still very broad. These interests include posttraumatic growth, the effects of traumatic experiences on mental health, adolescent mental health, body image development, infant language development, socio-emotional development in children and feminist issues in sexuality, violence, sexual assault and abuse.