- Research Program Mentor
PhD candidate at University of California San Diego (UCSD)
neuroscience, psychology, cognitive sciences, anthropology, public policy, sociology, public health
BioMy academic passions revolve around bridging the social sciences and the 'hard' sciences, and translating the work we do in science beyond the lab - this can be transformed into public policy or public health initiatives, human centered design focused social or healthcare interventions, and so much more. My personal passions revolve around the arts - there isn't a tv show, movie, genre of music, type of recipe, or artistic medium I haven't tried! I love to be creative, spend time exploring, and hanging out with my cats.
Using Human Centered Design to Develop an Implicit Bias Intervention
Implicit Bias is a well documented source that reinforces and encourages systemic biases in positions of power. Using principles of human centered design, including empathy, strategy, and building for scalability and sustainability, we can develop targeted interventions for people with positions of power to address their potential biases and learn how to mitigate or overcome them.
Integrating Neuroethics and Public Policy
The more we understand about the brain and human behavior, the more we need to amend and adjust laws and policies that may do more harm than good. What are some current advances in neuroethics that can directly alter current laws and policies in play?