Natasha Wawrykow, worked in the Anxiety Projects Lab while completing her Master’s of Art in Counselling Psychology, at UBC. During the completion of her undergraduate studies at the University of Victoria, she was a research assistant in the Visual Cognition Laboratory, and completed two field placements at the Royal Jubilee Hospital: (a) Geriatric Psychiatric Ward, and (b) Schizophrenic Youth Transition Home. Her B.A. honours thesis investigated the effects of an intervention program on automatic and voluntary social-emotion processes for individuals on the autism spectrum. Natasha’s thesis was awarded the Canadian Psychological Association Award of Academic Excellence. Her master’s thesis aims to investigate anxiety reduction program for Aboriginal children. Natasha has been awarded research grants from the Canadian Institute of Health Research at both the undergraduate and graduate level. She will continue her studies in the Counselling Psychology Doctoral Program at UBC.