Michelle Fenesy is a fourth year graduate student in the clinical psychology program at UCLA. She earned her B.A. in psychology from Lewis & Clark College in 2009. Subsequently, she worked at Oregon Health & Science University for Dr. Joel Nigg’s studies of childhood ADHD where she examined the relationship between interparental conflict and children’s internalizing symptoms. Later, at Stanford University, she conducted assessments for multiple studies of neurodegenerative disease under the supervision of Drs. Geoffrey Kerchner and Penelope Zeifert. Her current research interest focuses on the cognitive domain of executive function and its association with academic achievement and social interaction particularly in ADHD.
In addition to her research activities, Michelle has experience delivering evidence-based treatments to children, adolescents, and young adults with a variety of presenting concerns. Currently, she conducts neuropsychological assessments and provides evidence-based treatment for individuals with autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders as a practicum student at the UCLA Child and Adult Neurodevelopmental (CAN) Clinic.