I graduated from Johns Hopkins University and majored in philosophy. I then turned from philosophy to…motor coding in the songbird and neural engineering! I completed my PhD in Computational Neuroscience with Timothy Gardner at Boston University (now at the University of Oregon). Next, I found myself studying the humble laboratory mouse in the labs of Sandeep Robert Datta and Bernardo Sabatini at Harvard Medical School for my post-doc.

Strange but true: I like old French movies so much I got “FIN” tattooed on my back even though I speak zero French.