Sally is a Ph.D. student in the developmental psychology program at UC Davis. She completed both her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Master's Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Behavioral Neuroscience at Humboldt State University. Sally's research background involved investigations on brain-derived neurotrophic factors (BDNF) and factors that mediated those concentration levels. She is currently interested in utilizing the biopsychosocial model to investigate biomarkers, health disparities, poverty, and learning gaps. Outside the lab, Sally enjoys walking her dog, writing her blog, reading, and spending time with family and friends.