Congratulations to Aging Studies PhD Student, Victoria Marino


Congratulations to Aging Studies PhD Student, Victoria Marino

Victoria MorinoWe want to take a moment to celebrate one of our PhD students, Victoria Marino! As a PhD student planning on defending her dissertation this summer, Victoria has accepted a new position that will take her to Boston! We asked Victoria some questions and you will see her answers below!

Q1: Your new job title and location:
A1: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Lifespan Stress and Health at VA Boston/Boston University

Q2: A short list of responsibilities you will have:
A2: I will be working on an NIA grant-funded study called the Boston Early Adversity and Mortality Study (BEAMS; MPIs: Lewina Lee, Dan Mroczek). BEAMS links administrative records on early life to existing longitudinal datasets to investigate how adverse childhood experiences (e.g., abuse, household instability, environmental toxins) impact risk for adverse health outcomes (e.g., Alzheimer's, mortality) in later life. My core responsibilities will include data management, statistical analysis, and manuscript preparation for planned projects. I will also lead projects considering potential mechanisms, like psychosocial resilience, that can alter the impact of stress on health across the lifespan.

Q3: Since moving to new cities outside Tampa, what are you most excited about?
A3: I grew up in the suburbs of Boston and am excited to return to Massachusetts after calling Tampa home for the past 9 years. I'm looking forward to enjoying outdoor activities and seasons in New England, being geographically close to family, rediscovering the city, and eating all of the seafood.

Q4: Anything else you want to include?
A4: I'm so grateful for the wonderful and challenging years I've spent in the School of Aging Studies. I am going to miss working with the colleagues I've grown so close with over the years but will always stay connected! Thank you, SAS faculty and staff, for investing your time and energy in me. I have learned so much from you all.

Victoria has also been featured in APA Division 20 (Adult Development & Aging) Student News! Victoria writes about, "Making the most of your graduate school experience: Words of wisdom from a graduate student." You may read Victoria's story here.