Charlotte Lynskey

Charlotte graduated magna cum laude from Bates College, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, in 2021 with a B.A. in Psychology and concentrations in English and Public Health. Charlotte completed a senior thesis centered on decolonizing understandings of perinatal mood among Somali gravidas residing in Western nations. Throughout her time at Bates, Charlotte also assisted with research on gender and sexuality minority youth, completing a thorough content analysis regarding how parents would support their queer youth in coming out. During the summer of 2019, Charlotte interned at McLean Hospital in Dr. William Carlezon’s Behavioral Genetics Laboratory and Dr. Elena Chartoff’s Neurobiology of Motivated Behavior Laboratory, researching the effects of concomitant opioid and benzodiazepine use on the sleep cycle. This past summer, she interned for the Perinatal Behavioral Health Program at Maine Medical Center, assisting with research on perinatal mental health resources in Maine and screening tools for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Charlotte is interested in pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology and specializing in mood disorders. She is particularly passionate about perinatal psychology as well as supporting the mental health of LGBTQIA+ youth.