Elana Goldenkoff

Elana Goldenkoff

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Elana is a 2nd year PhD student in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan. She uses transcranial magnetic stimulation (a strong magnet that is held next to the brain) that can non-invasively excite neurons to study connections between brain regions. Specifically, she uses this technique to explore how the motor network controls reach-and-grasp movements. She is also getting a certificate from the Ford School in Science, Technology, and Public Policy. She enjoys learning about the relationship between science and the government and wants to support policymakers as they make science-related legislative decisions. Outside of school, Elana enjoys ballroom dancing and exploring her new home state, Michigan.