- Research Program Mentor
PhD at University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (UNC Chapel Hill)
Child health, neuroscience, science writing
BioI am a translational neuroscientist by training. My research examines the developmental origins of child neuronal developmental delay and disorders. I have experience in neuroscience, genetics, neurotoxicology, environmental public health, and epidemiology. My most recent research focuses on human health over the course of child development, more specifically cognition and MRI-derived brain substructure into adolescence. Because I am well versed in many scientific disciplines as it relates to human health I am currently transitioning from academia to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. This will allow me to utilize my background to contribute to better therapeutics and diagnostics needed. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, trying new recipes, and music. I began mentoring in high school and I honestly could never see my life without mentorship. Mentorship is passion-work for me.
Early Identification and Cognitive Awareness for Parents
We could work on an app blueprint that helps parents track their child's cognitive awareness as it relates to developmental milestones
Considering the impact of science outreach among middle school and elementary aged children
We could work towards developing an Op-ed piece on varied DIY kits that aim to teach middle and elementary aged students the fundamentals of neuroscience
Beyond the lab bench: Identifying the junior scientist in you
We could develop a booklet of DIY projects/experiments that aim to teach middle and elementary aged students the fundamentals of neuroscience
Exploring the current state of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
In this project, you would learn about how neurodevelopmental disorders are defined, diagnosed, treated, along with behavioral theurapeutic interventions that are used to add to the current advancement in these fields. You will also learn how to critically analyze scientific papers. This would culminate in a review of the topic that could be submitted for publication to a scientific journal like the International Journal of High School Research.