Sharon is in, hopefully, her final year in the clinical psychology doctoral program at Marquette University. In 2002, she completed her undergraduate work at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. She then lived in Israel for a year volunteering with at-risk adolescents. She returned stateside and earned her Master’s in clinical psychology from Marquette University in 2007 with research investigating the roles of spirituality, religion, and social support in resilience in victims of intimate partner abuse. She is currently finishing up her dissertation work with Drs. de St. Aubin and Sanders, examining the generalizability of Terror Management Theory (TMT) and the mechanisms by which individual difference variables work in the TMT process. Her major clinical interest areas are in the treatment of psychological trauma, health psychology, and the intersection of those two areas. She eventually plans to work in a medical setting combining research and clinical work. Outside the world of psychology, Sharon enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and friends, hiking, training for triathlons, meditating, knitting, and organic gardening.