Samantha Cassidy graduated from Emory University in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. As an undergraduate student, she was a MAPme Ambassador and an Undergraduate Research Assistant, conducting several independent research projects. Samantha’s honors thesis examined the association between the polygenic risk scores of the Big Five personality factors, lifetime repeated cannabis use, and cannabis use disorder and their respective phenotypes in cannabis users of European ancestry. Her research interests are focused on the predictors of substance use behaviors, particularly psychopathologies. Currently, she is a Laboratory Assistant, working on a project that examines the association between the genetic risk for alcohol use and PTSD with drinking behaviors in African Americans. Samantha will be attending Kent State University starting in Fall 2022 to earn her PhD in Clinical Psychology, under the supervision of Dr. William Lechner.