Anika graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2021 with a B.A. in Psychology with Honors. She completed a senior thesis on an app-based intervention study testing the efficacy of a CBT-guided smartphone app for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) compared to an educational and relaxation training app. During her time in undergrad, Anika worked in the Boundaries of Anxiety and Depression Lab and the DeRubeis Lab at the University of Pennsylvania, and at the Adolescent Depression Prevention and Treatment (ADePT) Lab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Her research interests include the studying the mechanisms of mood disorders, and CBT or other therapy-based interventions for mood and anxiety disorders, specifically in children and adolescents. After her time at the DCRP, Anika plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with a focus on treatment of mood and anxiety disorders in children and young adults.