I joined CARTA while completing my PhD in neurosciences at UC San Diego. I was working in Dr. Richard Daneman’s lab, where I studied brain vasculature in health and disease, with a particular focus on the intersection of immunology and neuroscience. I am incredibly grateful for the experiences and community that I gained from being a part of CARTA. Currently, I am postdoctoral associate in Dr. Ardem Patapoutian's lab at Scripps Research, where I am working to understand how the body senses and responds to mechanical stimuli such as pressure.
When I am not working on the brain, I enjoy running, traveling, and working on Stories of Women in Neuroscience (Stories of WiN)—a project I co-founded several years ago to increase the visibility of women in the field.