Ahmet Ceceli is a third year doctoral student in the Psychology Department here at Rutgers University – Newark, specializing in cognitive neuroscience. His research investigates the brain mechanisms underlying how we form, maintain, and break habits. Ahmet has been a part of the Rutgers family since 2006, when he joined the New Brunswick campus as an undergraduate student. After receiving his master’s degree from New York University, he once again returned to Rutgers, this time to pursue his Ph.D at RU-N. His long term goal is to use his research program to benefit individuals suffering from relevant clinical disorders such as ADHD and substance abuse. Having moved to New Jersey from Istanbul at a young age, he brings to the committee the perspective of a Muslim student with a Turkish and American cultural upbringing. Aside from his involvement in science and teaching, Ahmet has a passion for playing soccer, writing, and attempting to cook dishes from various cuisines.