Lauren Costello

Lauren graduated from the University of Richmond in 2019 with a B.A. in Psychology and a double major in Classical Civilizations. During her time at Richmond, Lauren worked as a research assistant in Dr. Karen Kochel’s Child Developmental Science Lab where she completed a senior thesis on the effects of gender atypical behavior on peer victimization and exclusion in adolescents. Upon graduating, Lauren became a postgraduate associate at the Yale Child Study Center researching the associations of emotional intelligence and executive functions in preschoolers. In the SNAP lab, she is a behavioral research coordinator for the Early Life Stress study. Lauren’s current research interests broadly include biological and behavioral impacts of early childhood adverse events and intergenerational markers of stress and trauma. Outside of the lab, Lauren enjoys curating very specific playlists, planning extravagant parties for no reason, and going on long walks around her neighborhood.