22 May PROFILE: Tess Forest (MA)
Where are you from and how did you end up in U of T Psychology?
I grew up in Madison, WI, and did my undergrad at at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver. I ended up at U of T because of the awesome faculty to work with and the facilities of the psych department.
Whose lab are you in and what are you studying?
I work in Dr. Amy Finn’s lab, and I study the development of statistical learning, in order to help understand why kids are better language learners than adults.
What do you currently want to know more about? Or what is a skill you would like to develop?
I’m excited to learn more about computational modeling!
Last non-non-fiction book you read?
The Crpytonomicon, by Neal Stephenson.
If not this, what would you be doing with your life?
Lately I’ve been thinking it would be awesome to be a pilot!
Advice for potential graduate students?
Get in touch with the people you’re hoping to work with ahead of time to make sure you could see yourself working with them.
Want to get in touch with Tess? She can be reached at: tess.forest <at>mail.utoronto.ca