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Christina Hlutkowsky

Christina Hlutkowsky is a first-year student in the Child-Clinical Psychology doctoral program at Penn State. Her interests center around the cognitive, emotional, and neural underpinnings of psychological disorders throughout childhood development. Christina received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, where she worked with Dr. Timothy Nokes-Malach and Dr. Cristina Zepeda studying teacher-led cognitive skills in urban classrooms. After graduating, she worked with Dr. Susan Perlman at the Laboratory for Child Brain Development at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh. There, the lab investigated child emotion regulation, focusing on irritability, and executive function development during the preschool years using fNIRS, fMRI, and behavioral measures.