Morgan Popolizio was born and raised in San Jose, CA. She graduated with distinction from California State University, Chico in May of 2013 with a B.A. in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She also spent a semester studying at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, through the National Student Exchange Program. During her time there, she was the lab manager of the Social Interaction Laboratory, which studied many types of interactions, such as initial romantic encounters, conflict resolution, support provision, and social capitalization interactions. She joined the Gotlib lab in June of 2013 where she worked as a research assistant on The Mother Daughter Study which examined the intergenerational transmission of depression and the prevention of psychopathology. Morgan currently coordinates 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. In her free time, Morgan enjoys playing with her dog, running, and enjoying all that San Francisco has to offer.