Eliza McKinney

Eliza McKinney, B.A.
Clinical Research Assistant

Education History:
B.A., Psychology with an emphasis in Psychological Trauma, University of Massachusetts Boston
A.A., Psychology and General Studies, Cape Cod Community College

Eliza graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a bachelors in psychology in the spring of 2022. During her time at UMass Boston, Eliza was a research apprentice focusing on intergenerational trauma, an academic mentor providing resources to students with physical and mental disabilities, and a public relations officer on the Asian Student Center board facilitating projects aimed to support the AAPI population on campus. After graduation, Eliza was a medical assistant in an Internal Medicine/Geriatrics clinic. Currently she works with Dr. Peter Fried using neuroimaging and non-invasive brain stimulation to investigate cortical plasticity in older adults with Type II Diabetes.

Personal Interests / Hobbies:
Outside of work, Eliza likes charcoal drawing, photography, reading, and listening to music from the 80’s.

Personal Goals:
Eliza hopes to learn and connect as much as possible at the Berenson-Allen Center to later pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology. She aspires to be a professor focused on decolonial psychology practices and guidance for first-generation college students.