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Becca North is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Psychology at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. Her research is in the area of happiness and flourishing. A big question she asks in her research is: how can negative experiences foster positive psychological change? Her scientific articles have been published in journals covering several areas of psychology, including the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Adult Development, and Journal of Positive Psychology. She has taught many courses in psychology, ranging from Emotion to Statistics, and has taught at several institutions, including The University of Texas and Huston-Tillotson University. She has an A.B. in History from Princeton University, a Master’s in Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Texas. While at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, she received the Lyndon B. Johnson Congressional Fellowship to work for a summer in the U.S. Senate on the Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. After graduating from college, she taught first grade in Compton, California for three years as a corps member of Teach For America. She grew up in North Carolina and Texas and currently lives in Austin, Texas.