Ilana Ladis graduated from Wesleyan University in 2017 with a B.A. in Psychology and a certificate in Civic Engagement. While at Wesleyan, she served as a research assistant in the Cognitive Development Laboratory on studies pertaining to social cognition and the development of numerical, temporal, and spatial estimation in children and adults. At Wesleyan, Ilana also completed a senior honors thesis, for which she examined shared neurocognitive and cognitive styles related to OCD and eating disorder symptoms (i.e., weak central coherence, cognitive fusion, and thought suppression). Specifically, she identified mediational relationships linking local interference to eating disorder symptoms via OCD-related obsessions, cognitive fusion, thought suppression, and distress. In addition to her research experiences at Wesleyan, Ilana spent one summer interning as a research assistant under Dr. Luana Marques at MGH’s Community Psychiatry Program for Research in Implementation and Dissemination of Evidence-Based Treatments (PRIDE). She also spent one summer as a research assistant under Dr. Emily Balcetis and Dr. Tessa West at New York University’s Social Perception Action & Motivation (SPAM) laboratory, working on a study related to self-perception and motivation to exercise. At MGH, Ilana is involved with studies related to body image and the development of a Smartphone-based CBT treatment app for Body Dysmorphic Disorder. After her time at MGH, she plans to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology.