Amanda received her B.A. in Psychology and Neuroscience from Wake Forest University in 2008. In 2014, she received her Ph.D. in Neurobiology from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill where she worked in the lab of Dr. John Gilmore. Her dissertation research focused on utilizing MRI to characterize the developmental trajectories of cortical thickness and surface area in the first two years of life in both healthy and at-risk for schizophrenia infants. She joined the PNL as a postdoctoral research fellow within the Clinical Research Training Program (T32) at Judge Baker Children’s Center in September of 2014. Her research interests lie in bridging the gap between the fields of developmental neuroimaging and developmental neurobiology in an effort to maximize our understanding of the developmental trajectories and structural neurobiology of neurodevelopmental disorders, specifically schizophrenia.