I am a lesbian and I am a graduate student researcher.//
I’ve been interested in neuroscience long enough that I can’t even pinpoint when that interest began. In college, I conducted human subjects research on the benefits of exercise. A summer research experience before my senior year led me to my current research interest in neuroplasticity at the cell level. I’m in the third year of my PhD and continue to be very excited about my research and my field.
Being queer and active in queer communities has helped me bring a unique perspective to my research and research community. I’m really grateful to be living in a time and place where I have the privilege to pursue my interest in science as my whole self.