Breana Downey, B.S., B.A.
B.S. -- University of Pittsburgh, 2015, Neuroscience
B.A. -- University of Pittsburgh, 2015, Spanish
Breana graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015 with a B.S. in Neuroscience and a B.A. in Spanish. While at Pitt, she worked under Dr. Julie Fiez for two years on a project examining the role of phonological recoding during orthographic learning in adults. She also worked on a project involving learning of an artificial orthography of English, with the goal of understanding how learning to read is carried out by the adult brain. Breana joined the Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience in 2015. She is also part of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Concentration in Cognitive Science and is actively involved in promoting interdisciplinary collaborations among doctoral students on Georgetown's campuses. Under the mentorship of Dr. Guinevere Eden, Breana's thesis work focuses on executive function in bilingual children.
email: kbd37 at georgetown.edu