City College Fellow
Natalia Leston is a third year undergraduate psychology major with a love for creative writing and a passion for music. Having been interested in psychology from an early age, she found a way to apply her reading to every day life as a student, musician, and writer. She has studied saxophone performance for eleven years, and has been writing poetry and short stories since childhood. Her experiences have taught her that psychology and the arts complement each other in a way that creates enormous potential. Her goal as an undergraduate student is to better understand those connections. She believes that psychology can enrich childhood development and reach a greater number of people if introduced creatively. She would like to gear her studies towards childhood development, specifically the rehabilitation of troubled children and youth. She hopes her research will someday uncover new, innovative ways to bring psychology and the arts together for this purpose.