Research Associate - Neuroscape
UCSF – Mission BaySandler Neuroscience CenterMC 0444, 675 Nelson Rising LaneSan Francisco, CA 94158
Jordin’s research interests began when she was working as a sexual assault counselor and became fascinated with memory differences, particularly how the process of learning impacts our ability to access certain memories. She transitioned from clinical service-work into a cognition lab at USF in 2014, where she refined her knowledge of cognitive control and the relationship between individual differences and retrieval inhibition, eventually serving as a project manager under Dr. Benjamin Levy.
As Jordin began her work in research, she continued counseling and advocacy work both locally and internationally serving primarily at-risk populations in recovery from chronic abuse or pervasive mental illness; however, she expanded her involvement in outreach to include a wider range of communities in hopes of observing differences in cognitive health and behavior, and the impact of accessibility and type of educational resources.
After receiving a B.A in psychology from the University of San Francisco along with minor coursework in neuroscience and philosophy, she joined the UCSF Educational Neuroscience program within Neuroscape. Jordin is passionate about using our expanding knowledge of the brain to increase both psychological and physical health through personalized intervention, and harness true agency of self by providing evidence-based learning practices in larger public and private spaces.