Diego grew up in Dorado, Puerto Rico, eventually moving to Boston to complete his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Boston University in May 2017. He graduated Magna Cum Laude, and was a member of the Honor Society in Psychology. During his undergraduate years, Diego was a Research Assistant at Boston University’s Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab, and Child & Family Health Lab. He joined Penn’s Brain Behavior Laboratory in Fall 2017 as a Clinical Research Coordinator, where he was involved in data acquisition and management for several neuroimaging studies. After successfully competing for a NIMH Research Supplement to Promote Diversity, Diego transitioned to a role as a data analyst. He currently is using longitudinal multi-modal neuroimaging to explore the functional brain network features underlying irritability in youth and adolescence. Diego plans to complete a PhD in Neuroscience, with a focus on exploring how brain network organization and function constrain decision making and social cognition. Outside of the lab, Diego enjoys photography, music composition & production, and exploring Philadelphia’s bars and restaurants.
Piloted a plane over the Caribbean. Did a loop-the-loop.