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Degree in Progress

BA Psychology, Ryerson University

Research Interests

For her thesis project, Susanna studied the relationship between empathic accuracy and social anxiety. Specifically, she examined whether higher levels of social anxiety is associated with a greater ability to accurately identify a social partner’s emotion. She is also interested in studying perfectionism and has assisted with data collection for fellow lab member, Danielle Uy’s, master’s thesis examining the relationship between perfectionism and social comparisons. Susanna also has a strong background in biology and would like to pursue future research projects that would marry her interests in clinical psychology and biological psychology.


Susanna received the 2020/2021 Irene Gammel & Jean-Paul Boudreau Undergraduate Research Award, which recognizes excellence in research and academic achievement for a full-time BA Student in the Faculty of Arts. She has also received the Psychology Program Award every year of her undergraduate degree, which is awarded to the psychology student with the highest combined grades in required psychology courses.