Ph.D. Student in Neurobiology, 2018-Present
I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Neurobiology
, advised by Dr. Jennifer Groh
. My research interests focus on how visual and auditory perceptions are integrated in the monkey brain. Before coming to Duke, I completed dual undergraduate degrees in Neurobiology and Cognitive Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University
, where I studied how mouse vision guides behavior.
Besides my research, I am actively involved in science communication and advocacy including outreach, writing, policy, and multimedia. As an undergraduate, I founded a chapter of Nu Rho Psi
and led our chapter through over 30 annual hours of educational outreach in the community. For my leadership as the founding president of this group, I was recognized as the 2018 National Outstanding Member of the Year
by the national organization. I also enjoy writing about science for the public and connecting science with policy to promote research funding and other public support of science. Finally, I am the editor and music producer of the Gastronauts Podcast
, a podcast about scientists who study how the gut talks to the brain.
I look forward to leveraging these experiences to pursue a career in science communication and advocacy, in which I can foster a greater appreciation for science and its importance in society.
B.S. in Neuroscience, Concentration in Neurobiology (Carnegie Mellon University, 2018)
B.S. in Psychology, Concentration in Cognitive Psychology (Carnegie Mellon University, 2018)