ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Gabriella received her B.S in Psychology from the University of Westminster in London, England and Ed.M in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University following postgraduate work in psychodynamic systems from Birkbeck, University of London. Since graduation she has worked in the intersection of these fields including working with recognized nonprofits and charitable organizations specializing in providing clinical and emotional support for those in need. More recently, Gabriella has worked in computational and neuroimaging-based human research settings to explore questions addressing the nature of the developing brain, including how the brain responds to sensory impairment. Currently, Gabriella works as a researcher in a neuroimaging laboratory at Harvard Medical School studying the effects of blindness on neuroplasticity. She is also a member of the teaching staff in Psychology at Harvard’s Extension School.
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