Congratulations to Chloe Sobolewski for being the 2022 Outstanding Graduating Senior in Psychology!
As an undergraduate student, Chloe has excelled in her rigorous coursework and worked hard to develop skills in research, mentorship, and outreach. Joining the Center for Behavioral Teratology as a research assistant the summer following her freshman year, she quickly began to formulate her own research questions and collaborate on multiple, existing studies. Her enthusiasm and research involvement has led to the authorship and co-authorship of manuscripts, a book chapter, and presentations at international, national, and regional conferences. Under the supervision of her faculty mentor, Dr. Sarah Mattson, Chloe has created an undergraduate honors thesis to streamline a novel screening tool used to identify prenatal alcohol exposure by physical and neurobehavioral data. In her junior year, Chloe was selected to become a scholar in the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) program at SDSU, a program funded by the National Institutes of Health to assist diverse students pursue graduate study in STEM and behavioral sciences. During her undergraduate training, Chloe has earned more than 10 honors and awards including the SDSU President’s Diversity scholarship, Cotton Metzger Scholarship in Honor of LGBT students, and Honorable Mention for National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Based on her outstanding academic merit and potential for broader impacts in psychology, Chloe is an exemplary scholar, mentor, and future clinical scientist. She has selected Dr. Sarah Mattson as her most influential faculty member. Congratulations Sarah!
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and double minors in Child and Family Development and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies, Chloe will move to St. Louis, Missouri to begin a full-time job as a Clinical Research Assistant in the Brain Light Laboratory at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She looks forward to collaborating with a large, interdisciplinary team of researchers in developing novel analysis pipelines and algorithms to extend beyond the current technological limitations of investigating neurobehavioral diagnostic outcomes in children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Ultimately, Chloe plans to apply to PhD programs in Clinical Psychology and pursue an academic career as a Clinical Scientist and Professor of Psychology.