Sarah Bennett is a master’s student in Neuroscience & Education at Teachers College, Columbia university. She is currently working as a research assistant on the Digital Print Media Study at the NCL Lab. Sarah is also a research assistant at the Developmental Affective Neuroscience Lab at Columbia University and a research volunteer at New York State Psychiatric Institute. Coming to TC with a background in music and arts education, Sarah received her Bachelor’s degree from NYU in Percussion Performance with a minor in Social & Cultural Analysis. She is currently interested in the long-term physiological impacts of early-life stress and their neural correlates, particularly during adolescence. Sarah hopes to combine her interests in music education and neuroscience and pursue work that can help young people understand their brain and body’s response to trauma, in order to help facilitate healing and thriving. On campus at TC, she is so excited to be part of the leadership team of The Synapse, a student organization that is passionate about fostering community and making neuroscience research findings accessible to all who can benefit from it.
When not at TC, Sarah loves working at sunny coffee shops, going on long walks down the coasts of Manhattan, and enjoying meals, tunes, and movies with friends and loved ones.