I am currently based in Detroit with my partner and our two cats. I am best described as a lifelong student. Given my current plan, I imagine I will likely spend much of my life in education. After completing my B.A. in Cognitive Science and Philosophy at Johns Hopkins, I began working in Public Health research in Baltimore. This research focused on HIV prevention in substance users, and it allowed me to engage with my community in a way that I had not during college.
After a year of working full-time, I decided it was time to continue school. I completed my M.S. part-time while continuing to work in research. In 2014, my P.I. moved to New York along with my supervisor and I explored the more administrative side of academia while continuing to coordinate public health research. During this time I began to delve more deeply into neuroethics and began focusing on a couple of different projects in this area.
I am now in my second year of an MD/PhD program at Wayne State University. I plan to complete my PhD in neuroscience, focusing on substance abuse. This will be at least another 8 years dedicated to schooling – very exciting!
When I am not taking on too many projects, I can also be found wandering around Detroit, reading with my cats, or traveling wherever and whenever time and money allow!
Photo credit for cat pictures and the header photo: Shanna Edberg Photography