Ji Jung (Jacqueline) Park
I am a Junior studying Psychology with minors in Web Programming and Applications and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies. I was born in Korea, but I have been studying abroad since the age of 12. I attended a middle school in Singapore and a high school in San Diego. I believe my diverse experience abroad has broadened my outlook on life and infused me with a sense of open-mindedness. I am a research assistant at Dr. Antonio Convit’s Brain, Obesity, and Diabetes Laboratory at NYU Langone Medical Center, learning about the relationship between obesity and cognition. I worked as a field-based research intern at New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University this summer, administering diagnostic interviews to a population of families directly impacted by the World Trade Center attacks and investigating the impact of parental exposure to traumatic events on their children. Besides WINS, I am also involved in Presidential Honors Scholars Program, Psychology Honors Program, Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology, and College of Arts and Science International Student Mentor Program. Dancing is one of my greatest passions, and it has been a companion of my soul for the past five years. I am a competitive ballroom dancer and I have won titles at several collegiate ballroom competitions such as Rutgers, UPenn, and MIT. I dance with NYU Latin and Ballroom Dance team and Serendipity Dance Troupe.