Emily is a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at IUPUI. She received her B.A. in Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As an undergraduate student she worked with Dr. David Penn completing an honors thesis studying client predictors of the therapeutic alliance within a treatment program for first episode psychosis. After graduating, she spent two years as a research assistant working with Dr. Amy Pinkham investigating schizophrenia and social cognition, specifically serving as the primary research assistant on a NIMH funded grant investigating the neurobehavioral mechanisms of paranoia. Her research interests include schizophrenia and social cognition and factors influencing treatment in severe mental illness such as the therapeutic alliance and shared decision making.