PROFILE: Celia Fidalgo (PhD 3)

Where are you from and how did you end up in U of T Psychology?
I did my undergraduate degree in psychology and Western University. At the time I volunteered in a memory lab and my supervisor recommended U of T as one of the top schools in the world to study human memory. When I interviewed here and met my potential supervisors for the first time, I knew this was where I wanted to be.

Whose lab are you in and what are you studying?
Dr. Morgan Barense and Dr. Andy Lee, human memory.

What do you currently want to know more about? Or what is a skill you would like to develop?
Advanced fMRI analyses

Last non-non-fiction book you read?
The Evening Class by Mauve Binchy

If not this, what would you be doing with your life?
A writer and/or public speaker.

Advice for potential graduate students?
Once you become a graduate student, don’t ever worry about what anyone else in the program (or elsewhere) is doing. It’s easy to compare yourself to others, but doing so will kill all the joy of the work. Focus on projects you find fun and interesting, learn as many skills as you can, and though you may be a scientist now, don’t take yourself too seriously!

Want to get in touch with Celia? She can be reached at: celia.fidalgo <at>

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