I received my Bachelor’s of Arts in Biology from Smith College in May 2016. At Smith College, I investigated the evolution of foot-flagging behavior in the frog, Staurois parvus.
I am now in the Kao Lab at Tufts University where I research how the basal ganglia, a part of the brain important for the coordination of movement, affects behavioral variability. I am specifically interested in the ability of male zebra finches to switch between singing a more variable song when by themselves and singing a more stereotyped song when in the presence of a female.
Outside of my research, I enjoy dancing, discovering new flavors of ice cream, and playing with my dog. I am also passionate about #scicomm and science outreach!
You can find my CV here: Curriculum Vitae