Jessica Murakami received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her M.S. in clinical psychology from the University of Oregon. She is currently a doctoral student in clinical psychology at the University of Oregon. Her main research interests are in the area of depression research, particularly related to gender and cultural differences in depression. She is also very much interested in understanding the motivations, risk and protective factors for suicide in diverse populations. At the University of Oregon, Jessica is also pursuing her M.F.A. in creative writing (poetry). She is an avid Harry Potter fan and is convinced that Snape is innocent.