About The Author:
Haley Blank is a rising high school junior at Montclair Kimberley Academy, an independent day school in Montclair, New Jersey. Working to overcome test anxiety for just over a year, she was inspired to write this article to raise awareness about test anxiety and give helpful tips to other high school students who may have similar experiences.
Carla Nasca, Ph.D., is a post-doctoral fellow of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in the laboratory of Neuroendocrinology at the Rockefeller University, New York. Dr. Nasca received her B.A. in Molecular Biology and her M.S. in Electrophysiology from the University of Palermo in Italy. She earned her Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Pharmacology from the University Sapienza in Rome, Italy, before moving to The Rockefeller University under the mentorship of Dr. Bruce McEwen.