Daniel Papa joined the Penn Memory Center in 2023 as a clinical research coordinator for the Mismatch Study. Papa graduated with his BS in psychology from West Chester University in 2021. As an undergraduate, Papa was involved in research projects that examined how mindfulness-based traits can be used as protective factors against psychopathology. After his involvement in undergraduate research, Papa became eager to explore other avenues of research pertaining to neuroscience and began working at Tufts University as a research technician in the Byrnes-Vassoler lab. His research involvement included examining the impact of opioids on prenatal brain development as well as investigating the effects of psychedelic compounds on neural development. In the future, Dan hopes to pursue his PhD in behavioral neuroscience or clinical psychology.