Mia Saadon graduated from Ryerson University with a B.A. in Psychology. Since joining the SMART lab in 2012, she has assisted on various projects involving mimicry of emotional content to promote empathy and emotional understanding. Specifically, Mia worked on a pilot study involving a novel singing therapy to promote the rehabilitation of facial movement and vocal projection in people with Parkinson’s disease. Her personal research interests involve the effects of music as a therapeutic intervention on mental health. Mia’s passion and involvement in music extends outside of the research setting. She has been musically trained in vocal performance and acoustic guitar and can be seen performing at local coffee shops and charity events.