Morgan is a fourth-year graduate student in the Cognitive and Neural Systems program and an NSF Fellow. She works with Dr. Tracy Riggins in the Neurocognitive Development Lab. Morgan’s research interests include brain and cognitive development in early childhood. Specifically, she is interested in how structural and functional changes in the brain relate to the development of memory in young children. She is also interested in how factors, such as early life stress and parenting, influence this development.

Areas of Interest

  • Memory
  • Brain development
  • Early life stress

Degrees

  • B.A.
    Psychology
  • M.S.
    Psychology
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Department of Psychology
Email
mbotdorf [at] terpmail.umd.edu