Sara is a fourth 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, andtobacco use. Sara’s Master’s thesis at UCLA focused on understanding peer risk and protective factors for conduct problems in adolescent girls. At present, Sara frequently collaborates with Dr. Jocelyn Meza in the HEART Laboratory at UCLA Semel investigating the connection between juvenile legal system involvement in adolescence and engagement in suicidal thoughts and behaviors.