Miranda is a second-year clinical psychology graduate student in Bethany Teachman’s lab. Miranda has previously researched the effects of reappraising beliefs about stress in social evaluative situations, the role of dopamine in blunted responsiveness to reward in major depression, and the effects of childhood sexual abuse on the brain. Going forward, she is primarily interested in how perceptions of control, certainty, and agency may contribute to emotional reactions and maladaptive behaviors in anxiety disorders. She is also interested in how attention biases may maintain anxiety disorders. She hopes to use innovative methods to study these processes and to develop novel interventions targeting specific cognitive mechanisms.