Kristen is a second-year Clinical Psychology graduate student in the MAD Lab. She received her B.S. in Psychology from Brown University in 2015. Prior to joining the lab, Kristen worked as a full-time Research Assistant at Butler Hospital, where she worked on several studies of novel risk factors for suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Kristen’s research interests involve behavioral manifestations of emotion dysregulation, including non-suicidal self-injury, suicidality, and aggression. She is particularly interested in the co-occurrence of different maladaptive behaviors and the underlying cognitive-affective factors common to them.