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 improve cognition, 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.