Joseph Rovetti is an undergraduate thesis student working toward a B.A. in psychology. He has been in the SMART lab since the start of 2017, with his research topics including listening effort, working memory, and the action-observation network. His main line of research involves the use of functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to measure cognitive effort during auditory tasks, including listening effort in older adults with hearing aids. For this work, he was awarded two NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (2017 and 2018) and the Irene Gammel & Jean-Paul Boudreau Undergraduate Research Award (2018). In the coming year, Joseph hopes to outgrow his self-imposed title of the lab’s “resident non-musician” by learning to sing and play piano. In the fall of 2020, he also plans to begin a graduate degree in psychology after gaining a year of work experience.