Xinran (Cynthia) Guo was born and raised in Beijing, China. She moved to the U.S. in 2012 and graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with the highest honors in 2016. She earned her B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology. As an undergraduate, she worked in a cognitive neuroscience lab as well as in an Infant Development Program. She is broadly interested in the development of social isolation in early childhood. In the Infant and Child Lab, her research efforts specifically involve investigating early deceptive behaviors in childhood. Cynthia has earned her Master's degree and is continuing her research to soon earn her Ph.D.
In addition to her role as a psychology researcher, Cynthia is passionate about teaching and empowering students through knowledge. She taught her first psychology course on Cultural Psychology as part of the Emory Pre-college program this summer. For the upcoming school year, Cynthia has taken upon the role as the president of EPiC, an outreach mentorship program that provides pre-health students in the Atlanta High Schools with college preparation. Outside of school, Cynthia enjoys the outdoors, reading, barre, and trying out different coffee shops. She also enjoys musicals, painting, physical exercise, and watching soccer games.
Cynthia Guo, M.A.
36 Eagle Row
Atlanta, GA 30322