About Asma Behery
I consider myself to be a research-driven student with a keen interest in understanding both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis in health and life sciences. Specifically, I am fascinated by the fields of human psychology and physiology.
Regarding my professional experience, I have worked as an Early Learners Assistant at the Kumon Math and Reading Centre, where I led students towards a better understanding of English and Math through various tutoring techniques and a combination of homework and classwork. I have also pursued several volunteer positions as a student and community leader, including my experience in establishing and leading the Culture Celebration Club, at my high school, aimed towards promoting multiculturalism and inclusivity. My leadership experiences have allowed me to develop my leadership skills, needed for managing and implementing research projects.
My Laidlaw Scholars research project focuses on whether mindfulness meditation can have enhancing effects on decreased stress perception, when combined with relaxation response meditation.
My motivation towards pursuing research in my areas of interest is partially fueled by my future aspiration to work in research, as a professor. I hope to continue building my research experience, while exploring a variety of psychology-related and physiology-related research opportunities.
Area of Expertise
Laidlaw Undergraduate Research Scholar, Durham University
Student, University of Toronto