Undergraduate Spotlight: Ashley Veronsky
Ashley Veronsky is a senior Psychology major with a Cognitive Neuroscience minor. During her time at Temple, she volunteered as a research assistant in Dr. Ingrid Olson’s cognitive neuroscience laboratory. More recently, she completed an internship with Mindful Athlete Training under the supervision of Dr. Lee Picariello, a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialization in sport performance. Due to pandemic safety restrictions, Ashley was not able to work directly with athletes, so she worked on collating research findings from relevant studies involving electroencephalogram (EEG), heart rate variability (HRV), and neuromuscular therapy (NMT) data. Ashley was appreciative of this opportunity because it enhanced her data analytic and critical thinking skills. She also noted that our course Conducting Psychological Research, which Ashley took with Dr. Jill Swirsky, prepared her for this internship through the intensive writing requirements in that course. After completing this internship, Ashley looks forward to pursuing a career at the interface of neuroscience and sports psychology.