Georgia Potter

Georgia Potter is a second year undergraduate student from St. Paul, Minnesota who is majoring in both Pyschology and Economics. She is interested in chronic mental illness and it's systemic effects on the mental, social, and economic wellbeing of persons living with these diseases. Prior to working in the Feusner laboratory, she interned with Carol Peterson and Nora Durkin performing eating disorder research in the department of psychiatry at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. There she spent time examining a new cognitive therapy for binge eating disorder and evaluating the effects of stress in anorexia nervosa. She has also worked for Emma Gellar in the Teaching and Learning Lab (TALL) at UCLA investigating multimedia teaching material and memory as a part of math and science education. In the Feusner laboratory she is assisting with projects aimed at understanding visual perception disturbances in body dysmorphic disorder and anorexia nervosa, and the effects of anxiety on reward responsiveness in adolescents with anorexia nervosa. Outside of the lab, she is a member of the UCLA sailing team and enjoys photography and many forms of exercise.