When I first started at Penn, I had not conducted research before and was unsure exactly what my academic interests were. I participated in PURM the summer after my freshman year, where I studied numerical cognition with Professor Elizabeth Brannon. This experience confirmed my interest in researching the brain and led me to declare my major in Neuroscience. I now work as a research assistant in Professor David Brainard’s lab, where I study individual differences in color perception using behavioral and computational approaches. My research experiences have shaped my career plans: I now hope to pursue a PhD in cognitive neuroscience with a focus on the visual system. Please reach out to me if you have any questions about getting involved in research or anything else!
- Research positions and awards
- Research Assistant, Brainard Lab, Department of Psychology (2019—Present)
- BBB Summer Research Internship (Summer 2020)
- Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring Program (PURM), Professor Elizabeth Brannon (Summer 2018)