Kendra Seaman is a Postdoctoral Scholar at Duke University, funded by T32 AG000029-41 through the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development.  She works on her research in the Motivated Cognition and Aging Brain Laboratory under the direction of Gregory Samanez-Larkin and with David Madden in the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center. Her research examines the intersections of learning, motivation, and decision making across the adult life span using a variety of behavioral, modeling and neuroimaging techniques.

Dr. Seaman will be starting a lab at the Center for Vital Longevity at the University of Texas at Dallas in Fall 2019. Her lab’s focus will be on using basic and translational scientific studies to promote health and wellbeing across adulthood.

Prior to earning her Ph.D. in Applied/Experimental Psychology at The Catholic University of America, she served as a Teach For America corps member, teaching science at Frick Middle School in Oakland, California, and as a teacher and department chair at KIPP DC: KEY Academy in Washington, DC.