I was an enthusiastic Art History major at Carleton. I adored the breadth of perspective the major afforded. My training in Art History gave me an understanding of the profound influence of culture and time-period on the individual, and the many ways in which we are all products of our own cultural context. While I learned this lesson in reference to artists and their works, it most certainly holds true for the discipline I ultimately pursued: psychology. Like artists of a particular period in time, individuals reflect their neurobiological attributes as well as the unique characteristics bestowed upon them by their family, culture, and historical context. It is through the lens of Art History that I came to fully appreciate the complexity of the human experience.
After graduating in 2003, and devoting some time to travel, I enrolled in a Masters program in Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2006, I was admitted to a doctoral program in School Psychology at New York University. In my research, I focused on how best to assess social-cognitive reasoning skills in children. Clinically, I pursued training in neuropsychology.
I currently work as a pediatric neuropsychologist in private practice in New York City. My work involves conducting neuropsychological assessments with children, adolescents, and young adults with suspected learning disabilities, attention difficulties, and autism spectrum disorders. I am also the school psychologist at the Berkeley Carroll School, and a staff neuropsychologist at the Center for Attention and Learning at Lenox Hill Hospital. I continue my involvement in academic research through a position as a Research Scientist at the CREATE Lab at New York University. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Aidan Lucey ’03, and daughter, Eleanor.