About Sara

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Sara is a graduate student in the University of Maryland's Clinical Psychological Science Master's Program. Prior to attending UMD, she graduated from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) where she researched at the Pediatric Psychology Lab under Dr. Lynnda Dahlquist, conducting studies examining the function of distractions in increasing pain tolerance in children. During her undergraduate research Sara wrote an Honors Thesis examining the impact of executive functioning on baseline pain tolerance in children. Sara also works as coach for a swim team working with children ages 7-13. Sara's research interests are related to child and adolescent comorbid ADHD and Anxiety, as well as how executive functioning plays a role in this relationship.