Alyssa Scartozzi is a doctoral student in the Human Genetics Graduate Program at Vanderbilt University co-mentored by Drs. Reyna Gordon and Piper (Jennifer) Below. Previously, Alyssa worked as a research analyst in the Music Cognition Lab working on projects spanning neural musical beat perception and entrainment, genetics of language and music, and social engagement and development. Alyssa graduated from Muhlenberg College with Honors in Psychology and double minors in Music and Chemistry. Her previous research focused on the influence of movement synchrony and asynchrony and singing synchrony and asynchrony on perceived social bonding, the effects of gesture on foreign language word recall, and inducing nonphotochemical nucleation of supersaturated solutions of glycine. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys playing her instruments, going on hikes, and practicing yoga.