Courtesy Kaitlin Henderson ’12

Kaitlin Henderson ’12 Research assistant at the brain-imaging lab of the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University.

Duties: Processes the raw data from brain scans for researchers conducting studies on depression, autism, and chronic pain.

Lure: “I’ve been interested in a career in research,” she says. “I wanted to try it out and see how things really work.”

Teamwork: Her lab involves researchers from different specialties. “The way people work together is really interesting.”