Originally from St. Paul, MN, Renae Tuschner is a Music Therapy Equivalency/Master's student. She recently graduated from Lawrence University and Conservatory in Appleton, WI with a B.A. in Psychology and Neuroscience as well as a B.M. in Performance (Bassoon). Renae caught the "research bug" at Lawrence while working in the Child and Adolescent Research in Emotion (C.A.R.E.) Lab. As a member of the C.A.R.E. Lab team, Renae assisted in the development of both a school-based screening tool to prevent adolescent suicide and a mobile app intended to reduce adolescent rumination through mindfulness techniques. Eventually, she hopes to teach and conduct research in neurologic music therapy. When she is not studying or playing music, Renae enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, cross-stitching, and spending time with her fiancé, Jim, and their two cats.