With an attitude that the world is changeable, I am dedicated to my research and academic endeavors as I pursue my B.S. degrees in Psychology and Human Development & Family Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My experience as a Research Assistant at the Infant Learning Lab has taught me how to use the latest technology in eye tracking and coding as well as how to collaborate with graduate students to investigate how young children learn language. This position along with my role as a Child Advocate at Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) has trained me in how to best interact with a variety of parents and children of all backgrounds and abilities. Additionally, this year Ive dedicated my time to my independent research on campus funded by a grant from the Wisconsin Idea Fellowship. In partnership with DAIS and Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment (PAVE), I co-founded "Relationship FLAGS" with another DAIS volunteer. With guidance from our faculty mentor, Dr. Tracy Schroepfer, we are measuring the effectiveness of "Relationship FLAGS," a peer-led workshop on dating violence, in educating college students in how to recognize warning signs of abuse and how to help a friend. Pre-and-posttest surveys reveal that participants answer significantly more questions correctly after the workshop than they understood previously. I'm excited to announce that my workshop recently received the Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship to fund my research as a senior thesis during the 2018-19 academic year. I am passionate about violence prevention and childrens well-being in school, so upon graduation, I will pursue an Ed.S. degree in School Psychology so that I can help children overcome obstacles in school and achieve their full academic potential.