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Jessica Drodge

Jessica is a temporary full-time Research Assistant and future Graduate student in the Cognitive Remediation and NeuroImaging lab. As of June 2019, she will have completed a Bachelor of Science Honours in Neuroscience and Mental Health at Carleton University, with minors in Psychology and Biology. Under the supervision of Dr. Kim Hellemans (Carleton Neuroscience Department Chair), Jessica completed her undergraduate honor thesis in which she questioned the potential neural consequences of excessive electronic and social media use in the youth population. Starting September 2019, Jessica will be pursing a Masters in Neuroscience at the University of Ottawa to further her search to understand mental processes and individual vulnerabilities for future diagnosis and targeted treatment. Outside of research, Jessica is the ultimate foodie. She is also passionate about working with children and animals. If she isn’t in the lab, you may find her reading, walking in nature with her dog or engaging with children at childcare.