Amanda Martinez-Lincoln-University of Texas at Austin
Amanda Martinez-Lincoln was born and raised in Tucumcari, New Mexico. She attended West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) where she earned her B.S. in Psychology and was awarded a Kilgore grant from the university to complete an independent undergraduate research project on Field Independence/Dependence Relationship with Intelligence. She stayed at WTAMU to earn her M.A. in Psychology and completed her thesis on the Normative Differences in English-speaking and Spanish-speaking Individuals on the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test. From 2009-2015, Amanda worked as a Research Scientist in the Biology Department at the University of Texas at San Antonio under Dr. Nicole Wicha. She worked on a project that utilized Event-Related Potentials (ERPs) to examine arithmetic processing in bilinguals and recently published an article in Neuroscience Letters investigating how experience in adulthood can change arithmetic memory networks established in childhood. In conjunction with Dr. Wicha’s lab, she headed involvement in the Woodlawn Elementary Science Night, a program designed to get elementary students interested in science, and the Expand Your Horizons Conference, a yearly workshop designed to provide middle school aged girls with role-models for career fields in science.
Amanda will be attending the University of Texas at Austin to complete her doctoral studies in Special Education with a concentration in Learning Disabilities and Behavioral Disorders. In her free time, Amanda enjoys reading and spending time with her family.