A BRIEF HISTORY...
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At age 6, I told my parents that I wanted to be a waiter—so I could sample everything that came out of the kitchen. "Uhhhh," they said, "it doesn't really work like that..." (I promptly lost interest.)
The rest of my childhood largely consisted of 1) loitering at the public library or 2) collecting critters from the local swamp, but somehow I ended up at MIT. This is where I fell in love with neuroscience, Boston summers, (a boy), NPR, and yes—even baseball.
Following my curiosity, I headed west to study neuroscience at UCSD, and even managed to win a fancy fellowship or two. This is also where I became obsessed with the opera, found joy in yoga, and re-kindled my relationship with potato chips. My parents suspect that California (or maybe just grad school) has turned me into a "wino". Mostly though, I re-discovered my love for writing. Now that I have my PhD, I'm ready to keep doing what it turns out I've been doing all along--communicating science.