Ciara grew up in Upstate New York. She studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minored in Film Studies. At RIT, she studied heart rate variability and physiological arousal as they relate to boredom and risk-taking. She is determined to use her psychological powers for good, in the form of helping make better decisions about things like saving and charitable giving. Outside of the lab, you will likely find Ciara perusing local art museums and watching movies at the Carolina Theatre.