Jessica is a fifth-year graduate student in the Department of Psychology at Florida International University, specializing in Cognitive Neuroscience. She graduated from Grinnell College (Grinnell, Iowa) with a B.A. in Psychology and a concentration in neuroscience. Jessica is interested in the neurobiological mechanisms of addiction and reward processing and her research thus far has focused on the chronic and acute effect of nicotine exposure on habenular and striatal function. She is currently contributing to research projects investigating the antecedents and consequences of electronic cigarette use and the combined impact of HIV infection and chronic cannabis use on brain function.