Alexis Smith

University of California, San Diego

Psychology (developmental)


Alexis is a first year PhD student in the Experimental Psychology PhD program at the University of California, San Diego. Alexis graduated Cum Laude and received a B.A. in Psychology with Honors from Boston University before becoming the lab manager of the Johns Hopkins Laboratory for Child Development. Her research investigates the intersection of emotion understanding and cognition through a developmental lens. She's most interested in how children can use social information to make sense of their perceptual world. Alexis was awarded the Cota-Robles Fellowship from UCSD and received an NSF GRFP Honorable Mention. During undergrad, Alexis received one year of funding from Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program and the Richard Ely Honors in Psychology award for her honors thesis. You can learn more about Alexis's research on her website, Outside the lab she enjoys playing with her dog, watching overrated crime shows, and drinking coffee.

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