As a research assistant here, it was Soraya's job to coordinate
appointments and actually collect data from the children (ages 9-15) with
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She has her bachelor's in educational
psychology focused on maladaptive development in children. She holds a
Master's in special education with a specialization in clinical child and
family studies and one in cultural anthropology.
Soraya will be leaving us for a research position on policymaking
for individuals who work for themselves. She is still interested in
maladaptive development, and may later pursue work in policymaking
involving individuals of this population.