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Meet the Team

Cindy Wong

Cindy Wong, BS

Post-baccalaureate Intern 
Cindy hails from Boston, and she recently graduated from Boston College with a bachelor's degree in Biology and a minor in General Education. She is currently taking pre-requisite courses in pursuit of matriculating into a master's program in Nursing with a specialty in Pediatrics. Her work with Dr. Sieberg includes examining biopsychosocial predictors of persistent post-surgical pain.


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Graduate Intern from the Boston University M.S. in Medical Science Program
Carlo graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Human Biology, concentrating in Child Development and Behavior, and a minor in Creative Writing. He went on to earn an M.S. in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University and is currently working to complete an M.S. in Medical Science from Boston University. For his master’s thesis, he is exploring how the words pediatric patients use to describe pain affect their experiences of pain. Carlo aspires to one day integrate all of his varied interests in science and creative writing as a pediatrician.


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Graduate Intern from the Boston University M.S. in Medical Science Program
Sehar graduated from The University of Chicago in 2015 with a B.A. in Biology and a specialization in Neuroscience and is currently pursuing a M.S. in Medical Sciences at Boston University. She is working closely with Dr. Sieberg on exploring the associations between psychophysical factors and persistent pain in adolescent and young women with endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain. She hopes to someday be a surgeon and integrate her biopsychosocial perspective on pain with surgical treatment for her patients.



Jacqueline Smith
Undergraduate Intern from Boston College 
Jacqueline is a junior at Boston College where she majors in Psychology with a clinical concentration. She strives to improve the efficacy of pediatric care by helping Dr. Sieberg evaluate biopsychosocial predictors of post-surgical pain. In the future, Jacqueline hopes to pursue a doctorate degree in clinical psychology.



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Sofia Manganella
Undergraduate Intern from Boston College 
Sofia is in her fourth and final year at Simmons College where she studies Cognitive Neuroscience and Behavior, along with Japanese and East Asian Studies. She is interested in the cognitive aspects of pain perception and works with data collection, management, entry, and organization on Dr. Sieberg's projects. In the future, Sofia is planning on attending graduate school to study cognitive linguistics.

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