Dr. Beatrice de Oca is originally from Southern California where she graduated with a doctorate in Psychology from UCLA and a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Cal State Los Angeles. Her training in psychology is in the areas of learning, behavior and behavioral neuroscience. She comes to CSUCI after spending several years at Western New Mexico University, located in Southwestern New Mexico, where she mentored the Psychology Club, developed several new courses and developed a psychophysiology laboratory. Her current research interests include the brain's involvement in emotions as well as the psychophysiological effects of emotions and stress. Dr. de Oca enjoys teaching behavioral neuroscience, perception, learning and cognition.