Giorgia Picci is a doctoral student in developmental psychology under the mentorship of Dr. Suzy Scherf and Dr. Jenae Neiderhiser. She received her B.A. (Summa Cum Laude, Honors) from George Mason University in 2012, with a major in Psychology and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. Her research interests focus on the unique vulnerability of adolescence as a developmental period for individuals with autism. As the CSC graduate research assistant, Giorgia prepares for and takes notes during CSC faculty meetings, assists with the Speaker Series, maintains CSC-related databases, and writes articles for the CSC website.