Kyra CrovoResearch Intern
Kyra is approaching her senior year at Brandeis University as a Psychology major and Business minor. She has experience with children through Prospect Hill Kids Club, a youth after school program for a low-income community in Waltham. She spent last summer as a Youth and Family Counselor for adolescents with behavioral difficulties in a trauma informed residential facility. During her work there, Kyra acquired skills in crisis de-escalation and emotional first aid. She spent her time recording and observing behaviors, being responsible for the safety and emotional well-being of 1-3 clients, and attending weekly meetings with full-time staff and clinicians. At Brandeis, Kyra is a Peer Assistant for a course on Adolescence where she facilitates group discussions and is conducting independent research into the effects of the past year’s stress on students’ changes in physical appearance. Outside of Brandeis, she volunteers with the National Alliance for Mental Illness, Greater Boston where she is amplifying their message through developing their website. She is also a Public Speaker in the NAMI In Our Own Voice program, advocating for mental illness through storytellings at places like colleges, universities, and hospitals. Kyra aspires to complete her masters after graduation and pursue a doctoral degree in Social and Personality Psychology.
Through the Research Program at ICCD she hopes to gain experience in research and a deeper understanding of the effects of trauma, maltreatment, and abuse on neurological development.