Curriculum Vitae

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EDUCATION

2020-Present

Doctor of Philosophy, Developmental Science

Boston University

Advisor: Amanda Tarullo, Ph.D.

Certificate in Personal Branding

2019

University of Virginia

2019

Certificate in Successful Interviewing

University of Maryland

2019

Certificate in Successful Interviewing and Resume Writing

University of Maryland

2018

B.A. Psychology

University of Maryland, College Park

Thesis: Consequences of Unsolicited Advice in Psychotherapy

Advisor: Clara Hill, Ph.D.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2020-Present

Graduate Research Assistant

Brain and Early Experiences Lab, Boston University

P.I. Dr. Amanda Tarullo

2018-2020

Faculty Research Assistant

Neurocognitive Development Lab, University of Maryland 

P.I. Dr. Tracy Riggins

Undergraduate Research Assistant

2017-2019

Maryland Psychotherapy Clinic and Research Lab, University of Maryland

Undergraduate Thesis: Consequences of Unsolicited Advice in Psychotherapy

P.I. Dr. Clara Hill

2017-2018

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Neurocognitive Development Lab, University of Maryland

P.I. Tracy Riggins

2015-2016

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Language, Music, & Cognition Lab, University of Maryland

P.I. Dr. Robert Slevc

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2020-Present

Graduate Teaching Assistant at Boston University

PS101 - Introduction to Psychology

Supervisors: Dr. Barak Caine and Dr. Tracy Dunne

2015-2016

ESL Online Tutor

VIPKid Inc.

2018

Course Consultant

Basic Helping Skills, Orebo University

2018

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Maryland

Basic Helping Skills

Supervisor: Dr. Jonathan Mohr

2016

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Maryland

Social Psychology

Supervisor: Dr. Jennifer Wessel

PUBLICATIONS

*denotes split first authorship

Prass, M., Ewell, A., Hill, C. E., & Kivlighan, D. (2020). Solicited and Unsolicited Therapist Advice in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: How do Clients Respond? Counseling Psychology Quarterly.

 

Allard, T.*, Riggins, T.*, Ewell, A., Weinberg, B., Lokhandwala, S., & Spencer, R. M. (2019). Measuring neural mechanisms underlying sleep-

dependent memory consolidation during naps in early childhood. JoVE Journal of Visualized Experiments, (152), e60200, doi:10.3791/60200. 

PRESENTATIONS

*denotes split first authorship

Ewell, A., Allard. T., Botdorf, M., & Riggins, T. (April 2021). Exploring Neural Mechanisms of Emotion Regulation in Early

Childhood. Oral presentation at the virtual biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Minneapolis, MI.

 

Ewell, A., Kao, K., Taludhar, C., Meyer, J., Tarullo, A. (April 2021). Early Childhood Correlates of School Readiness. Oral presentation at the virtual

biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Minneapolis, MI.

 

Ewell, A., Allard, T., Botdorf, M., & Riggins, T. (October 2020). Relations between Parent-Reported Emotional Lability and Children’s Cortical

Thickness in Early to Mid-Childhood. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology, Bethesda, MD.

 

Allard, T., Meredith, L., Lokhandwala, S., Ewell, A., Weinberg, B., Spencer, R.M.C. & Riggins, T. (September 2020). Is habitual nap status related to

memory, sleep physiology, and hippocampal volumes during early childhood? Poster presented at the Flux 2020 Virtual Congress, Santa Rosa, CA.

 

Karayianis, K*., Ewell, A., Allard, T., Weinberg, B., & Riggins. T. (March 2020). Relations between hippocampal volume and story recall in early

childhood. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association. 

Ewell, A., Allard, T., Weinberg, B., Riggins, T., Dougherty, L. (October 2019) The role of negativity in the relation between internalizing behaviors

and the brain: A mediation model. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology, Chicago, IL.

 

Allard, T., Lokhandwala, S., Botdorf, M., Ewell, A., Weinberg, B., Spencer, R., Riggins, T. (October 2019). Relations between sleep, memory

consolidation, and hippocampal development in early childhood. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology, Chicago, IL.

 

Riggins, T., Weinberg, B., Ewell, A., Allard, T., Lokhandwala, S., Botdorf, M., & Spencer, R. M. C. (October 2019). Sleep-dependent memory

consolidation and hippocampal development in preschoolers. Paper presented at the meeting of the Cognitive Development 

Society, Louisville, KY.

 

Allard, T., Lokhandwala, S., Botdorf, M., Ewell, A., Weinberg, B., Spencer, R., Riggins, T. (August 2019). Relations between Hippocampal Volume

and Sleep in Early Childhood. Poster presented at the Flux Congress, New York, NY.

 

Ewell, A., Prass, M., Hill, C. E., & Kivilighan, D. (August 2019). Advice in Psychotherapy: Is it Advised? Presented at the American Psychological

Association National Conference, Division 29 Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy, Chicago, IL.

 

Prass, M., Ewell, A., Hill, C. E., & Kivilighan, D. (May 2019). Solicited and Unsolicited Therapist Advice in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: How

Attachment Plays a Role. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science National Conference, Washington D.C.

 

Ewell, A., Riggins, T. (May 2019). Relations between Brain Structure and Internalizing Symptoms in Typically Developing Young Children. Poster

presented at the Association for Psychological Science National Conference, Washington D.C.

 

Badawi, S.*, Dombek, K.*, Strachan, A.*, Ewell, A., Riggins, T. (April 2019). Nap time factors and memory in young children. Poster presented at

PSYC Research Day at the University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD.

 

Dombek, K.*, Badawi, S.*, Strachan, A.*, Ewell, A., Riggins, T. (April 2019). Nap time factors and memory in young children. Poster presented at

the Undergraduate Research Day at the University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD.

 

Ewell, A., Hill, C. E., & Kivilighan, D. (May 2018). Client reactions to unsolicited advice in psychotherapy. Poster presented at the Undergraduate

Research Day at the University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017-Present

2019

2018

2018

2017

2016

Crisis Counselor, Crisis Text Line

Volunteer Team Leader, Homeless Children's Playtime Project

Volunteer, My Sister's Place

Intern, American Psychological Associations Office of Violence Prevention

Spokesperson, An Earthly Embrace Domestic Violence Association

Intern, Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County

JOURNAL REVIEW

2019

Ad hoc grant review: Association for Psychological Science, APSSC Student Grant Competition

RESEARCH TRAININGS AND CERTIFICATIONS

2019 - TESOL Certified

2018 - 3T MRI Operator Trained

2018 - Polysomnography (PSG) Administration

2018 - Level II MRI Certified at the Maryland Neuroimaging Center

2018 - Experienced with Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS)

2018 - Proficient with FastX and Freesurfer technology

2018 - Familiar with MATLAB software

2018 - Familiar with E-prime software

2018 - Adult First Aid/CPR/AED certified

2018 - Child First Aid/CPR/AED certified

2018 - Cortisol Hair Sample Collection

2018 - Behavioral Coding and Testing

2017 - Level I MRI Certified at the Maryland Neuroimaging Center

2017 - HIPAA Certified

2016 - CITI Social & Behavioral Research and Conduct of Research Certified

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES, HONORS, AND AWARDS

2019 - International Society for Developmental Psychobiology Student Member

2019 - Janet Johnson Fund Travel Grant Recipient 

2018 - American Psychological Association Student Member

2018 - Association for Psychological Science Student Affiliate

2016 - Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Society Member

            Initiate Advisor, Executive Board Member

            Inter-Chapter Relations Chair

2014 - Primannum National Honors Society Member

            Volunteerism Committee 

2018 - Dean’s List – University of Maryland (2014-2018)

2018 - Outstanding Achievement in Psychology Nominee

2018 - Byrd Student Leadership Nominee

2015 - Maryland Delegate’s Scholarship Award Recipient

2014 - Charlotte B. Collette Scholarship Award Recipient

2014 - North Carroll Recreation Council Scholarship Award Recipient

2011  - National Honors Society

            Blood Drive Coordinator