Sara is a second year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at UCLA. She received her B.S. in Psychology from Tufts University in 2018. While there, she worked with Dr. Paul Muentener’s Cognitive Development Lab and researched how young children understand the causes and effects of emotion. After graduating, she worked as a project assistant at the University of Southern California’s Health, Emotion, and Addiction lab examining the intersection of health behavior, mental health, and tobacco use. Sara’s current research interests include understanding the etiology of conduct problems, particularly among girls. At present, she is looking at the connection between positive and negative peer relationship factors and the emergence of conduct problems in adolescence.