About

I’m a neuroscientist, science educator and advocate, and theater lover. Check out my resume and research, read the latest on the blog, or drop me a line.


I’m currently a PhD candidate at the University of Washington, and I anticipate graduating in May 2018. I study how different parts of the brain coordinate and communicate, how those patterns spontaneously shift over time, and how they shift in ways that can specifically be linked to learning a new skill, and which are above and beyond the spontaneous changes.

Outside of the lab, I’m student coordinator for outreach and communication at the CSNE, a member of the UW Neuroscience Community Outreach Group, and volunteer at Pacific Science Center and the Woodland Park Zoo. I directed of a production of Proof which ran for three performances in September 2017. I developed a self-contained online class on neural engineering available here. More details about this and my other work are in my resume or CV.

I’ve been featured in UW and regional publications, including this summary of my outreach efforts, this interview on brain-computer interfaces, this coverage of my October 2017 talk on the science of Frankenstein, this coverage of my research on brain-computer interfaces, and as a volunteer at Pacific Science Center.