Karisa June Hunt is a fifth-year experimental psychology doctoral candidate in the Neuroimaging Laboratory of Cognitive, Affective, and Motoric Processes at the University of Louisville. Her primary research interests include using fMRI to examine the longitudinal impacts of childhood traumatic stress on the brain’s structure and function, and to explore trauma resiliency by uncovering the most protective mediators of these impacts. Karisa hopes that one day her research will aid in the development of novel evidence-based clinical interventions to be implemented throughout the lifespan. Karisa earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology through Western Kentucky University, her first master’s degree in social work through Western Kentucky University, and her second master’s degree in experimental psychology through the University of Louisville. Karisa is a licensed mental health professional and enjoys taking a multidisciplinary approach to her research. In her spare time, Karisa enjoys making music, traveling, making jewelry, and performing as an aerialist in the local circus.