I am strongly dedicated to the advancement of women, under-represented minorities, and first-generation students as they pursue academic and career goals in the cognitive sciences and related disciplines.  While at Brown, I served as a mentor as a part of the Graduate-Undergraduate Mentoring Initiative (GUMI), a program matching graduate students with first-generation and minority juniors and seniors aspiring to careers in the sciences.  I was also in the first cohort of graduate students at Brown to serve as primary academic advisers to undergraduate first years and sophomores.  In this capacity, I advised four undergraduate women concentrating in STEM disciplines, and have participated in Team Enhanced Advising and Mentoring (TEAM), a Dean's office program for the discussion of best advising practices.   In addition, I place a high value on the mentorship of undergraduate research, and co-supervised a senior thesis and two Brown summer UTRA awards.