Erin graduated in December 2013 with a degree in psychology. She is originally from Pineville, Oregon. Her academic focus consisted of developmental and social psychology with an accidental interest in behavioral neuroscience. She has been a research intern under both the Howard Hughes Medical Institute grant program and Miller grant program and has been fortunate enough to spend two summers at the Behavioral Neuroscience laboratory at OHSU. Erin plans to attend graduate school and will eventually figure out how to combine developmental and social psychology into a more concise and manageable path. She is particularly interested in the development of emotions and cognitive categorization skills in children. In her free time, Erin enjoys color-coding everything within reach, literature consumption, knitting, speaking of herself in third person, international punk rock, making the world a better place, and cuddling with her two cats, Bazil and Flitwick.