Bella Fascendini is a research assistant and social coach at the UCLA PEERS® Clinic under the mentorship of Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson, where she is involved in scoring and verifying various psychological assessments and performing role-plays and behavioral rehearsals during clinical groups. Bella graduated from Boston University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Bella is currently a graduate student at Pepperdine University, where she is pursuing a Master's in Psychology. After graduation, she plans to pursue a Doctorate in Psychology. Bella's research interests include autism spectrum disorder, social skills training for adults who are on the spectrum.