Clare Beatty, B.A. graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2018 with a B.A. in Psychology. At Vanderbilt, Clare worked as a research assistant in Dr. Judy Garber’s lab, examining the association between theory of mind, cognitive inhibition and depressive symptoms in children. Clare also conducted an independent project investigating primary and secondary coping skill use in children of depressed individuals. In addition to her research experience at Vanderbilt, Clare worked as a research assistant in Dr. Dylan Gee’s Clinical Affective Neuroscience and Development Lab at Yale University, working on a project that examined the neural and psychophysiological mechanisms of safety-signal learning in anxious children and adolescents. At MGH, Clare is working on a project that investigates the brain correlates of self-focused processing in patients with body dysmorphic disorder and social anxiety disorder. Clare is interested in studying the neural basis of anxiety disorders. She would love to research anxiety disorders through a biological lens and study treatment intervention, such as mindfulness. Clare is fascinated by the idea that we may tailor treatment based on neural connectivity patterns. After her time at MGH, she hopes to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology or neuroscience.