This panel will consist of an explanation from each of the panelists on what their study and research is on, experiences regarding neuropsychology, and a live Q & A session. The bios of the panelists are below.
Mr. Erik Nook:
Erik Nook is a final-year clinical psychology PhD student at Harvard University, and he is currently completing his clinical internship at Weill Cornell Medical Campus. Erik received his bachelor's degree from Columbia University and worked as the lab manager at Stanford University between undergrad and grad school. Erik's research investigates how language and emotion interact: How people use words to regulate and represent what they're feeling, and how these processes emerge over development and go awry in psychopathology.
Ms. Tolu Faromika:
Tolu Faromika is a 4th year student specializing in Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough in Toronto, Canada. She also hosts the Brain Core Podcast with fellow panelist Kristina Valkanas. She is passionate about making Psychology and Neuroscience research accessible and understandable to students and other interested parties. Tolu is also minoring in Biomedical Ethics. Along with that, she is the Co-President in the African Impact Student Team. This group organizes initiatives to help and educate communities both in Africa and in Canada.
Ms. Kristina Valkanas
Kristina Valkanas is a recent graduate from the University of Toronto where she specialized in Neuroscience. During her time at the university, she assisted with animal research, acted as a participant in psychological studies, but most importantly realized how extensive the field of Neuroscience is. Kristina created a YouTube channel to spread Neuroscience education (NeuroscIQ) and has over 1000 subscribers. She hopes to mentor students interested in Neurosciences by helping them navigate the field and find their own niche.