Meet Our 2022 Spotlight Scholars
Nova Southeastern University
Czarinah Micah Rodriguez
Czarinah is starting her first year of the Psy.D Clinical Psychology program, with a concentration in Clinical Neuropsychology, at Nova Southeastern University. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a triple major in biology, cognitive science, and psychology and a double minor in computer science and data science. For three years, she was involved in clinical research studies at the UCSF Neuroscape lab where she discovered her interests in neuropsychology. She’s interested in studying neurodevelopmental disabilities such as ASD and ADHD, and neurological disorders, especially brain tumors and epilepsy. Her goal is to help improve methods for diagnosing, preventing, and treating various neurological and psychiatric disorders. During her free time, she loves to read books, ballroom dance, and figure skate.
University of Florida
Catherine is entering her sixth year of the Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology, focusing on neuropsychology at the University of Florida. Cat’s research focuses on identifying vascular risk factors that put older adults at increased risk for postoperative cognitive complications. She is also interested in understanding the contributions of anesthesia to cognitive decline. She hopes that her research will help identify people who are most at risk for cognitive change after surgery, intervene earlier, and potentially reduce or avoid brain-related complications due to surgery. Outside of the office, Cat enjoys outdoor activities, including kayaking at the springs, long walks, and berry picking.