- Undergraduate Research Assistant
Ritika is a third-year undergraduate at the University of California, Los Angeles, majoring in neuroscience. She is volunteering at the UIC Families, Affective Neuroscience, and Mood Disorders (FAM) Lab as an undergraduate research assistant for the summer under the guidance and supervision of Dr. Cope Feurer. Her interests include studying risk markers and experiences in childhood and adolescence that affect neural pathways and brain function, contributing to the development of mental illnesses over time. In the future, Ritika hopes to pursue a career focusing on psychiatry and clinical psychology, and further research preventative methods and early interventions for mental disorders in order to better support future generations.