Valerie Braddick graduated from Middlebury College in 2016 with a B.A. in neuroscience and a minor in global health. While at Middlebury, she conducted a year-long senior research project investigating the dose-dependent effect of testosterone on spatial memory in adult male rats. Valerie also worked under the direction of Dr. Brent Forester as a clinical research intern in the Geriatric Psychiatry Research Program at McLean Hospital, helping with an Alzheimer’s clinical drug trial, and studying the management of neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia. Additionally, she enjoyed shadowing several physicians at a local hospital in Middlebury (VT), and serving as a student editor for ‘Impulse’, an undergraduate neuroscience journal. At MGH, Valerie is involved in a study investigating the effects of behavioral therapy on brain structure and symptomatology in OCD patients. She plans to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology or neuroscience.