Doctoral student in Integrative Neuroscience
Freddy is a doctoral student in integrative neuroscience working with Dr. Greg Norman. She received a B.A. in Psychology and Biology from the University of Chicago in 2015 where she worked as a research assistant in Dr. Norman's lab during her fourth year. She then spent a year working in Dr. Harriet de Wit's behavioral pharmacology lab in the UC Medical Center before beginning the Ph.D. program in 2016.
Freddy is interested in exploring individual differences in social perception and behavior from a psychological and neuroscience perspective. Broadly she is interested in the fields of psychophysiology and social neuroscience as they pertain to stress. Her research focuses on understanding the stress response within the confines of social interaction. She is currently investigating the physiological correlates of personal space preferences as well as developing a method to map personal space.