From Miami, FL

Amanda Lopez

Director of Special Projects (she/her)


Hi! I am very excited to be serving as one of the Director of Special Projects this school year!

I’m a third-year psychology major with an emphasis in behavioral and cognitive neuroscience. I am also pursuing minors in anthropology and health disparities in society. I currently conduct research in the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease, where I investigate the molecular processes underlying diseases such as ALS and Alzheimer’s disease. I’ve also done research in social media psychology through UF’s Department of Advertising where I analyzed content on Instagram and TikTok. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, traveling, and watching movies with deep and ambiguous meanings.

This is my second year in CURBS, and I am incredibly excited to host events that showcase all of the amazing research happening at the university and promote undergraduate research for all!