Alida is a graduate student in Clinical Psychology and is completing her pre-doctoral internship at Cornell. Originally from New York City, she received her B.A. in Psychology and Chinese from Williams College in 2014. Alida's research primarily focuses on peer relationships in adolescence. In particular, she is interested in identifying factors that contribute to more or less success in peer relationships; patterns of change in friendship dynamics across time; and the intersection of social relationships and physical health. In her free time, Alida enjoys gardening, going on bike rides, listening to podcasts, and hanging out with her caique parrot, Snoopy.