Marina Kleinschmidt Leal Santos

Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis
University of South Florida, 2018

As a Brazilian-German international student at the University of South Florida, Marina combined her passion for mental health, culture, and development by getting involved with undergraduate research. She pursued an Honor Thesis in Psychology where she evaluated an Art Psychotherapy Treatment in decreasing maladaptive behavior in Brazilian children exposed to trauma. She also assisted in disordered eating and depression research, where she gained valuable research experience. Upon graduation, Marina plans to go to graduate school in Neuroscience and Developmental Psychopathology to later achieve her end goal of enlarging the fields of neuroscience and developmental psychology in Brazil.

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