Jennifer Fehring, B.A. graduated from Carleton College in 2016 with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in neuroscience. While at Carleton, she served as a research assistant in the Meerts neuroscience lab under the direction of Dr. Sarah Meerts. She helped coordinate and conduct research examining the effects of natural reward on rat behavior and brain structure. Jennifer also served as a research assistant at the National Institute of Mental Health, conducting various experiments to determine the effect of chronic stress and depression on mitochondrial function and morphology in mice. She continued working on this project for her senior thesis, which further elaborated on the role of various proteins in maintaining mitochondrial health following chronic social defeat in mice. At MGH, Jennifer will be involved in studies related to PANDAS at the Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Clinic. After her time at MGH, she hopes to pursue a career in medicine.