Diego grew up in Dorado, Puerto Rico, eventually moving to Boston to complete his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Boston University in May 2017. He graduated Magna Cum Laude, and was a member of the Honor Society in Psychology. During his undergraduate years, Diego was a Research Assistant at Boston University’s Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab, and Child & Family Health Lab. He joined Penn’s Brain Behavior Laboratory in Fall 2017 as a Clinical Research Coordinator, where he is involved in data acquisition and management for several neuroimaging studies. Currently, he is working on Dr. Satterthwaite’s longitudinal study exploring how aberrations in functional brain network development relate to deficits in executive function in youth and adolescence. Diego hopes to go on to complete a PhD in Neuroscience, with a focus on exploring how underlying physical brain processes lead to the emergence of cognitive phenomena, and how they affect distinct domains of cognition. Outside of the lab, Diego enjoys photography, music composition & production, and exploring Philadelphia’s bars and restaurants.