Matthew Cook graduated Magna cum Laude from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2014. He is a clinical psychology doctoral student at the University of Central Florida. Mentored by Dr. Amie R. Newins, Matt’s primary research focus involved veterans with PTSD and other anxiety disorders, as well as substance use difficulties. Matt is a member of the Stress, Health, and Anxiety Research Lab (SHARE Lab) and UCF RESTORES. Matt is originally from several places across the United States, having grown up in a military household, but likes to call Florida home after graduating from high school in Daytona Beach. Not minding the weather in most places much, Matt enjoys getting outside to go hiking or kayaking, and also finding time at home with a good book, video games, and music.