Mary Ryan (formerly Fesalbon) is a second-year student in George Mason University’s doctoral program for Clinical Psychology. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from the Catholic University of America in 2018. After undergrad Mary worked as Research Technician in the Center for Functional and Molecular Imaging at Georgetown University, where she received funding to study violence exposure as it relates to adolescent emotion processing and neurodevelopment. Mary’s research interests have continued in the trajectory of adolescent neurodevelopment and parent conflict through her work with the Youth Emotion Lab.