Jenna Cambilargiu

Undergraduate Contributor


When I first learned about “Human Mind and Migration” I was so excited to find something that combined both my scholastic interests— art history and brain science. As I learned more about the project, I began to appreciate the timeliness and wide reaching impact that this project will have. Everyday we are confronted with negative news about immigrants and refugees. However, this misrepresents the majority of immigrants who contribute much to our economy and culture. Immigrants bring with them many new things, such as food, music and new ideas and perspectives. So what makes people react negatively in some cases and positively in others? How are the brains of immigrants affected by their immigration? These are just a few of the questions I am excited to research for this project.


Born and raised in a suburb of Los Angeles I grew up reading, going to the beach, and playing volleyball. When I was accepted to UC Santa Barbara, I felt ecstatic about going to my dream school. Although I came in undeclared, I quickly fell in love with both Psychological and Brain Sciences and History of Art and Architecture. I am involved with several on-campus organizations and am honored to serve as president of my sorority Gamma Phi Beta.