My name is Sara LoTemplio, I am currently a fifth year PhD candidate in cognitive neuroscience in the psychology department at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. I am an active researcher in the Applied Cognition Lab and the LAMA lab. I primarily study the cognitive neuroscience of cognitive control and attention. My research focuses on taking a holistic approach to understanding cognitive control and attention not just as isolated constructs, but within broader environmental and clinical contexts. My primary research goals include the following: understanding neural circuits that underlie task-related behavior and processes that keep us on task, applying our understanding of these processes to different environments and scenarios, and tracking these processes across the lifespan and across different individuals. I believe that these three aims are mutually supportive of one another—as basic science can inform applications and vice versa.