I am a scientist, science communication writer, ex-pub trivia host, and amateur curler! Currently I am a postdoc in the Neurophysiology and Behavior Lab at Sorbonne Université in Paris, France.
I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts. I got my B.Sc. at Northeastern University– a fantastic experience where I was able to study abroad in Japan, work on co-op at Shire Human Genetic Therapies, and work in a laboratory on campus. After graduating, I worked as a research assistant for two years at McLean Hospital, where I led a project on the effects of benzodiazepines on ICSS behavior. Then I moved north to beautiful Montreal to complete my PhD in Neuroscience at McGill University. My thesis work investigated the molecular mechanisms of adolescent brain development, and how drugs of abuse can disrupt brain maturation.
Outside of the lab I like yoga, hiking, art, and concerts. These days I am also working hard on my French!