Daisy Reyes

Daisy Reyes is a Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience PhD student at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). In 2015, she received a bachelor’s degree in English and a bachelor’s degree in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and in 2022, she received a Master’s in Science in Cognitive Neuroscience from the Graduate Center, CUNY.

Over the past 10 years, she has had the pleasure of working with diverse students within and outside of the classroom through her various roles as a Writing Center Tutor, Teaching Assistant, and Adjunct Lecturer. Throughout her academic and professional career, she has learned about and related to the struggles that diverse undergraduate students face, where they often struggle to cope with stress or succeed academically, despite available resources from colleges. These experiences have solidified her research interests in stress, learning, memory, emotion regulation, and diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM. She is particularly interested in exploring environmental and individual factors that influence students’ stress and coping strategies to promote learning and affective outcomes. She hopes to inspire fellow Latina females to pursue careers in Neuroscience and aspires for her research to help inform pedagogy.

During her spare time, Daisy enjoys playing video games. This hobby sparked her initial interest in Neuroscience, as she was interested in how video games and stress affect the brain!