Emily Ward is a UCLA PEERS® Clinic volunteer working with the Teen and Young Adult groups. Emily is also the study coordinator for the UCLA Baby Brain Imaging and Behavior Study (Baby BIBS). She graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Women’s Studies. She intends to pursue a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology in the near future. Her research interests include the social-emotional development of typically and atypically developing children. She is particularly interested in exploring how early life experiences and risk factors affect the brain-based and physiological underpinnings of neurodevelopment.