Prabarna is a PhD student in the Psychology Department at Northeastern University. She received her B.A. in Biology from Bard College in 2013. Her research focus is within the field of behavioral neuroscience, wherein she studies the maladaptive effects of early life stress (e.g. maternal separation) on prefrontal cortex development and connectivity, along with behavioral dysfunction as a consequence of such disruption. She is the treasurer for the Northeastern Psychology Graduate Student Organization and is involved in hosting the annual NEU Psychology Symposium for the Boston-area graduate students. She is also an active science writer for the departmental newsletter PsychNUws, a freelance writer for the web magazine American Recourse, and has extensive undergraduate mentoring experience.