Bella Lazzareschi was born and raised in Santa Rosa, CA. She graduated with distinction from California Polytechnic State University in March 2016 with a B.A. in English Literature and a minor in Psychology. After graduation, she joined the Gotlib lab in April of 2016 as a research assistant. She is now one of the lab managers and co-coordinators the Early Life Stress study which examines how the early experience of stressful events may affect thinking, emotion, hormones, and brain structure and function in children. She also runs the Tracking Adolescent Depression study, the Stanford Brain Development Project, and oversees the lab’s newest study, Teen Inflammation Glutamate Emotion Research (or TIGER.) When not in lab, Bella likes to do ceramics, yoga, eat Cheetos, and travel as much as possible.