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Ratnaganadi Paramita

Ratnaganadi Paramita is an senior undergraduate student majoring in Cognitive Science (Neuroscience) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She is a recipient of a 4-year-long full undergraduate scholarship from the Eka Tjipta Foundation. Ms. Paramit is a Student Researcher at the UCSD Center for Human Development under the supervision of Terry Jernigan, Ph.D. and Erik Newman, Ph.D. She's currently developing the REaCh Task, a newly Learning Disabilities Research Hub study funded by the US National Institute of Health (NIH). Her works involve code and software development of the task, experimental design and stimulus development. She is also currently involved in the data processing of five studies under the Pediatric Longitudinal Imaging, Neurocognition, and Genetics Study (PLING) project. As part of PLING, she also started being involved in the administration of experimental and standardized test on children. In addition, she is also currently involved in the software development of an EEG study on math anxiety. Besides her academic and scientific interests, she is also a professional theatre performer and classical singer. 15 years of singing and 10 years of theater experience have made art an inseparable part of her. At the age of 12 and 14, she received gold medals in the Asia-Pacific Festival of Children's Theatre, Japan (2004), and the 9th World Festival of Children's Performing Arts (2006). These brought her the Satyalancana Wirakarya Award from the President of Indonesia. In 2008, her theater performance in Monaco for the 14th World Festival of Amateur Theatre also yield Certificate of Appreciation from the Prince of Monaco Now, she's currently a Music Minor (Vocal Performance) at UCSD where she receives professional lessons from Philip Larson and the late violin maestro Janos Negyesky. While productively performing for UCSD concerts each quarter, she also maintains her theatre activities. In 2012 and 2013, she was chosen to be the Director of Music for "Cindelaras" - an original production by Satu Kata Performing Arts Group. This production was performed in the International Festival of Children's Performing Arts, Japan, and the 1st China-ASEAN Theatre Festival, China, respectively.