Michelle Persich is a Postdoctoral Research Associate who joined the SCAN lab in 2020. Dr. Persich received her Ph.D. in Psychology from North Dakota State University. Her research interests include personality, emotion, social cognition, decision-making, and interpersonal relationships. She is particularly interested in social-emotional abilities and the role that they play in people’s likelihood of forming and maintaining high-quality interpersonal relationships. Dr. Persich is currently focused on developing and assessing methods to enhance emotional intelligence and resilience skills. In her spare time, Dr. Persich enjoys running, biking, and doing just about anything outdoors.