Karla Rivera Figueroa

Graduate Student

Karla D. Rivera Figueroa is currently a sixth-year doctoral student. She received an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico and a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Connecticut. Prior to graduate school, she researched the impact of domestic violence on childhood outcomes, cross-fostering in Rhesus Monkeys, the effects of lead on the fruit flies’ social interaction patterns, cellular communication in prostate cancer cells, and the relationship between reading literacy and social cognition in a group of Puerto Rican children. Karla is interested in neuropsychological assessment, treatment access disparities, brain organization, and compensatory mechanisms in developmental disorders. Her long-term career goals include neuropsychological assessment, particularly for Spanish-speaking populations, and contributing to multicultural neuropsychology training.

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