Mariana Bockarova, PhD, is interested in why we do what we do and how we are affected by our actions. This interest led her, at age 16, to enter the University of Toronto, where she completed her honors degree in psychology within three years. She continued her education at Harvard University, where she researched PTSD in criminal attorneys and graduated with highest distinction, at the top of her class. At Harvard, she headed the MIT vs. Harvard Case Competition as the co-Vice President of the Harvard Graduate Consulting Club. Mariana returned to the University of Toronto to pursue her PhD, researching the effects of narrative medicine on test anxiety. She completed her doctoral program in an unprecedented two years. During her doctoral studies, Mariana was accepted into the Junior Fellowship of Massey College and awarded the University of Toronto TATP Teaching Excellence Award, while also working as a senior consultant at a boutique consultancy with Fortune 500 clients including Nestlé, General Mills, New Balance, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Janssen Inc., and Scotiabank.
University of Toronto TATP Teaching Excellence Award
Junior Fellowship of Massey College
Senior Doctoral Fellowship of New College - Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health
Ontario Graduate Scholarship
University of Toronto Academic Excellence Award
Student Representative for the Harvard Graduate Council (Board of Internal Affairs)
Co-VP, Harvard Graduate Consulting Club
Canada's Top 20 Under 20 - Finalist
Government of Ontario's June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award
Undergraduate Representative for the Governing Council of the University of Toronto
Editor-in-Chief of the Review of Undergraduate Studies in Science
President of Women in Science and Engineering
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