Hello!  I'm Riya.

I’m a volunteer at the lab hoping to help with ongoing projects! I’m currently in my final year of my psychology undergraduate degree at York’s Glendon campus. 

I’m completing my honours thesis under the supervision of Dr. Andrée-Ann Cyr, which is focusing on agency of choice during learning and how that affects memory throughout the lifespan.

I’m also doing an applied research practicum at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute in Dr. Donna Rose Addis’ Addis Memory Lab, with one of its areas of focus being autobiographical memory in aging populations.

I'm also working as a research assistant in Dr. Yvonne Bohr's Infant and Child Mental Health Lab, where we develop methods to support the mental wellness of Inuit youth in Nunavut and observe how the caregiver-infant dynamic is affected by various factors

As my knowledge in memory is growing with these experiences, I hope to continue exploring it in graduate school, but also incorporate a developmental aspect into the mix.

Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching anime and listening to horror and true crime podcasts!

You can contact me here!