Sergio was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and was raised in Calgary. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Psychology degree and intends to pursue an Honours thesis as a steppingstone to graduate studies in Clinical Psychology.
Having secondhand experience with chronic pain, Sergio is curious about how parent/child dialogue regarding pain can shape appraisals, and thereby influence a youth’s belief in adaptive or maladaptive ways. The writings of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn inspired him to ask questions about the role of pain in shaping an individual’s worldview and behavior, and he hopes to develop a greater understanding of the psychopathology of pain in order to improve existing interventions.
Outside of school and the lab, he enjoys playing the piano, exercising, spending quality time with family and friends, and reading philosophy and literature classics.