Manna Sirak has been a post-baccalaureate staff member on Moms & Kids, the developmental component of the Grady Trauma Project, since August 2017. More specifically, she has been working on the Critical Periods of Brain Development (CPBD) study, which examines neurological and behavioral consequences of early trauma at the developmental stages preceding adolescence. The aims of CPBD align well with her research interests, which include the impacts of early adverse experiences on brain development and subsequent risk for psychopathology. Manna graduated in 2017 from the University of Washington in Seattle with a BS in Psychology and hopes to pursue a career studying child clinical psychology. In her free time, Manna loves to work out, read, and cook curries.