I am a PhD student in Neuroscience at Columbia University. I got my BS in Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007, and then spent about a year doing research at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience in Freiburg, Germany. I am mainly interested in computational models of cognitive processes, but I also encourage connecting theory directly with experiments. Since starting at Columbia, I've participated in many local outreach programs including classroom visits, museum events, brain expos, and social media organization for Brain Awareness Week in New York City. I also blog about neuroscience at neurdiness.wordpress.com.