Kelly is a third-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. For her research thesis and internship she was involved in the longitudinal fMRI study on self-concept development at the Brain and Development Research Center. Her thesis focused on the neural correlates of direct- and reflected self-concept development across adolescence. She currently works as a student assistant at the lab and assists in various fMRI studies. In addition, she is doing her clinical internship at Curium LUMC, the academic center of child and adolescent psychiatry in Oegstgeest.