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AMANDA MARTINEZ-LINCOLN is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Special Education at the University of Texas at Austin with a concentration in Learning Disabilities and Behavioral Disorders. Amanda 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. 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. In her free time, Amanda enjoys reading and spending time with her family.