Naomi Lin

Naomi Lin is a Ph.D. student in the Interdisciplinary program of Education and Cognitive Science. Prior to starting her graduate program, Naomi worked as a cognitive development researcher and founded Women Speak, a non-profit that aims to mentor and empower young first-generation girls, at UC San Diego. She seeks to continuously grow as an interdisciplinary researcher and as a dedicated member of outreach. Naomi is interested in applied research of cognitive and brain development of school children PreK-6 and the educational disparities across race, gender, and social classes. Her secondary research interests are in music cognition and its impacts on learning and development.

Curriculum Vitae

University of California, San Diego Expected 2024

Ph.D. in Education and Cognitive Science


University of California, San Diego 2018

B.S. in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscienc

B.A. in Music

New Vistas Project

Research Associate

Early Academic Readiness and Learning Intervention

Education and Neuroscience Study 

Clinical Neuroscience Research at the VA Hospital

Research Associate

Traumatic Brain Injuries and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

 Mind and Development Lab

Research Assistant under Dr. Adena Schachner

National Science Foundation GRFP Honorable Mention                                   2019

University of California San Diego Integrity Award                                             2018

Semi-Finalist of Fulbright Scholarship                                                                 2018

Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae Founder’s Legacy Award                                     2018

Kappa Alpha Theta Zeta Rho Theta of the Year                                                 2018

University of California San Diego Panhellenic Most Involved Scholar            2018

Kappa Alpha Theta Zeta Rho Chapter Grant Scholarship                                 2017

University of California San Diego Provost Honors                                           2015-2018


Department of Education Studies