Suzanna is a graduate student at Montana State University studying Psychological Science, where she is a member of the Sleep and Development Lab. She studies the social and emotional development of children, adolescents, and emerging adults, with a focus on how sleep impacts this development. Her dissertation is examining how different sleep stages influence an individual’s ability regulate emotion.
In various research roles over the last decade, Suzanna’s focus has been on both quantitative and qualitative design. She is interested in utilizing mixed methods, community-based research, and transparent research practices to improve well-being and other social outcomes.
Suzanna grew up in Virginia and graduated from James Madison University in 2012. She moved to Bozeman shortly after to pursue her master’s degree in Psychology at Montana State University. After graduation in 2014, she worked as an Instructor in the MSU Psychology Department before returning to finish her doctorate. In her free time, Suzanna is ideally on the river or in the mountains with her partner and dogs, Penny and Cheddar, or napping with her cat, Mango.