Paul Alexander Bloom is a PhD student in the Department of Psychology at Columbia University. Under the mentorship of Dr. Nim Tottenham in the Developmental Affective Neuroscience Lab, Bloom has focused his graduate research on data analysis methods for developmental neuroscience. His dissertation seeks to contribute tools for studies of brain imaging, emotion, and learning in children and adolescents. As a technical instructor with Justice Through Code, a free web development intensive for formerly incarcerated individuals, Bloom works to design curricula and teach computer programming tools to prepare students for careers in the technology sector. He also leads workshops through Columbia Foundations for Research Computing, Columbia Psychology Scientific Computing, and the Columbia Summer Internship Program in Psychological Science, as well as mentoring students in the lab. Across settings, Bloom strives to increase the accessibility of STEM resources and structure learning environments to meet student goals.
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