Kelly is a second-year research master student in developmental psychology, combined with a clinical master in child and adolescent psychology, at Leiden University. Even prior to studying psychology, she had a great curiosity about the way in which children learn and the behavioral changes individuals undergo during adolescence. During her studies she became fascinated by the developing brain. She is particularly interested in how brain development is related to social difficulties and opportunities during the transition from childhood to adulthood. She currently assists in the longitudinal fMRI study on self-concept development at the Brain and Development research center as part of her research thesis and internship.