Heidi Carlson graduated from Eckerd College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and minors in Italian and law & justice. Following graduation, she spent two years working at an outpatient mental health program in Baltimore. She then graduated with her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Towson University. At LIBD, she assists with conducting retrospective psychiatric clinical assessments to prepare psychiatric narrative summaries on brain donors in order to determine a lifetime psychiatric diagnosis for each donor.