Provost Diversity Fellow: Claudia Espinoza-Heredia

Portrait of Claudia Espinoza-Heredia, a young  female with long brown hair, wearing a jeans jacket against an outdoor  background with pink flowers and the roof of a house

Claudia Espinoza-Heredia, PhD candidate

Department and School
Psychology Department, Arts & Sciences

Claudia completed her Bachelor's degree in Cognitive Science - Neuroscience Concentration at UC Berkeley in 2018. Post graduation, she joined the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU for two years as a Research Associate/Lab Manager studying the impact of environment on fetal brain development via MRI studies. Claudia is now a PhD student in the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab in the Psychology Department here at Columbia University. Her interests broadly include developmental cognitive neuroscience, particularly understanding the role of environmental factors and experience, particularly culture, on early brain development. She is highly involved in initiatives and research collaborations that seek to work with community members to further understand and work towards improving service provision in multiple settings, primarily disadvantaged, underserved communities.

Dima Amso, Professor of Psychology

Favorite hangout on or off campus
The dog park

Favorite self-care ritual
Deep clean the apartment & jogging outdoors

Recommended book
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Favorite Study Spot
Avery Library

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