Andrea Mejia, M.A.
Andrea Mejia, M.A., completed her undergraduate and graduate studies in psychology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington under the supervision of Dr. Antonio E. Puente. As a graduate student she volunteered at a free multidisciplinary clinic, where she translated for Spanish-speaking patients, completed historical intakes, and administered Spanish and English neuropsychological measures. Similarly, she was a psychometrist at Dr. Puente’s private practice where she provided neuropsychological testing to patients with diverse etiologies and also worked on forensic death row cases. Her research has broadly focused on cross-cultural neuropsychology, with her Master’s thesis focusing on developing a Spanish neuropsychological battery and the complexity of identifying and discerning cognitive domains due to the commonality that exists amongst them. She entered the Clinical and Health Psychology program at the University of Florida in the fall of 2016, with a major area of study in Clinical Neuropsychology. With experience in the proper assessment of various neuropathological disorders that transpire from biological and psychosocial elements, she is currently interested in identifying interventions that can reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment and dementia, as well as investigating patient preferences in these particular populations.