Kate Newman-Smith is a fifth year doctoral student in the Psychology Department at the University of Arizona. As an undergraduate, she worked for several years as a behavioral therapist for children with autism. At the U of A her research has focused on understanding the underlying mechanisms between sleep and memory formation in infants and adults. She is currently training to become a psychologist, specializing in providing empirically based treatments to children, adolescents, and parents. As an AZLEND fellow, Kate looks forward to working as a member of an interdisciplinary team for research and public policy, as well as an opportunity to enhance her clinical and research skills in Maternal and Child Health.