Kristen is a senior at UW-Madison studying Human Development & Family Studies with Certificates in Global Health and Education/Education Services. She is interested in learning about how trauma affects the developing brain and how a child’s emotional development is influenced by their experiences. She hopes to apply what she has learned from the BRAVE Youth Lab in her classes. Outside of the lab, Kristen is active in student organizations on campus such as AAIV and KASA. She enjoys exploring new ways of getting involved with the Madison community and hopes to pursue a career that reflects this value.