Cara Petrucci was part of the lab as an undergraduate Neuroscience major at Vanderbilt. Her interests in determining the underlying neural mechanisms of music and language perception and their connection to one another led her to the Music Cognition Lab. In the lab, she studied the genetic basis of rhythm and language perception, especially in individuals with speech and language impairments. She hopes to attend medical school in the coming years. In her spare time, Cara enjoys baking, spinning and golf.