I’m a graduate student driven by a fundamental curiosity about what makes us human and how our brains give rise to who we are as individuals. I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and went to college at Duke University where I double majored in Neuroscience and Philosophy. After graduating, I spent 2 years conducting research full-time at the National Institute of Mental Health where I studied electrical activity in brain regions underlying recognition memory. I’m currently working towards a Ph.D. in the Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego. My thesis research in Ed Callaway’s lab at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies focuses on elucidating patterns through which different types of neurons connect to one another forming complex circuits. Outside of the lab, I enjoy running, electronic music, and IPAs. I’m also passionate about art and design, and am involved in several creative projects in the community. Please have a look around, and send me an email if you’d like to get in touch. Thanks for stopping by!