"The Development of Prospective Memory in Early Childhood"
Hometown: Plate Cove West, NL
Programme: Ph.D. Cognitive and Behavioral Ecology (CABE)
Supervisors: Dr. Gerard Martin and Dr. Mary Courage
Estimated time of completion: Fall 2007
Distinctive Skills: Teaching animal behaviour (received 2006 Graduate Students’ Union Award for Excellence in Teaching); working with young children; designing age-appropriate computer-based games to test memory skills; minute-taking; marine mammal training (M.Sc. 2003); Etch-a-Sketch masterpieces.
Education: B.Sc. (Hons.) Psychology, Biology minor - Memorial University
M.Sc. Cognitive and Behavioural Ecology - Memorial University
What she does when she is not doing science: Looks for creative outlets: photography, scrapbooking, writing, painting, alpha-getti; listens to Jay and The Excitement Gang jam in her basement; babies her cat; watches movies to trick her brain (e.g., Usual Suspects, Memento); and occasionally sets foot outside the house, or does hip-hop or bellydancing, to get some exercise.
Favorite Quote: From "IF" by Rudyard Kipling, "...meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two imposters just the same..."
Office/Lab location: Science building SN1070