Presidential Scholars Program

Zahira Branch

Research Interests Psychology, Literary Arts


Fun Fact: I lived in Alaska for a year.

I was born in Newark, New Jersey. I am double concentrating in Psychology and Literary Arts. At Brown I am a staff writer for the Black Star Journal and have found a way to continue my love for sports by being a part of Brown's club softball team. I love being a part of PSP because of the community and advising I have received from the program. I have also found great research opportunities through PSP and I am a proud Presidential Scholar.


Research Experience: Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center, Research on Cognitive Strategies for Weight Control and Health Completed Human Subject Protection Training through the CITI Program online. Assisted with screening potential participants, shadowing other research assistants during participant intake interviews and progress follow-ups, attended weekly team meetings, and prepared information packets for participant orientation sessions.