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B.S. Candidate, Psychology

The University of Utah

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Anya Ragnhildstveit is a fourth-year (non-traditional) undergraduate, currently completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at the University of Utah. She previously transferred from George Washington University, studying cognitive and behavioral neuroscience under a merit-based presidential academic scholarship.

With a variety of interests concerning human health, cognition, and behavior, Anya has ventured across fields of academia over the past seven years, including biomedical science, neuropsychiatry, and cognitive science, among others. She has held research positions and has been recruited to work with investigators at premier academic institutions across the Unites States, including Harvard Medical School, Harvard Business School, Stanford School of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, and Duke University.

Anya will be applying to doctoral programs in the fall of 2021.

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RESEARCH AREAS

  • Medical and health science

  • Psychiatry and clinical neuroscience

  • Social and behavioral science

  • Computer and information science ​​​​

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Neurocognitive recovery

  • Stress-related psychopathology

  • Cognitive processing optimization

  • Ethical artificial intelligence

RESEARCH TOOLS

  • Randomized controlled trials

  • Advanced neuroimaging

  • Computational modeling 

  • Virtual and augmented reality