My name is Janine Dutcher and I am a first year graduate student in the Social Psychology area, working with Dr. Naomi Eisenberger. I hail from Northern California, where I picked up my Giants baseball obsession (2010 World Champions!). From there, I went to Pittsburgh, PA to do my undergrad at Carnegie Mellon University. During those four years, I obtained two important things: A Bachelor’s degree and a fascination with Pittsburgh Penguins hockey. Besides my love of sports, I also enjoy Bollywood movies, the TV show “Community” and macaroni and cheese! I am excited to write for Psychology in Action because psychology can be really amazing. I am primarily interested in the neural correlates of social connection, stress and coping and how these factors contribute to health. But I promise to scour the research world, sharing interesting research with you, even if it fall outside of my research interests.