Curriculum Vitae

Research Experience

2005 Summer Student Fellow
Woods Hole Oceanographic InstituteGeophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab
2004-2005 Lab Assistant
Rice UniversityPhysics DepartmentKillian Lab (Ultracold Atoms and Plasmas)
2004 Summer Student Fellow
University of IdahoPhysics DepartmentMcIlroy Lab (Nanoscale Synthesis)
2002-2003 Lab Assistant
Emory University - Biochemistry Department - Kahn Lab (GTP binding proteins)

Teaching Experience

Spring 2008 Teaching Assistant
Northwestern University – Biological Sciences 326
Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
Fall 2007 Teaching Assistant
Northwestern University – Biological Sciences 302
Fundamentals of Neurobiology I
2003-2004 Teaching Assistant
Rice University - Honors Physics Class
Mechanics: Fall 2003, E&M: Spring 2004
Teaching Workshops Attended Teaching with Technology
Preparing for Classes that Aren't Your Specialty
Planning an Effective Class Period

Grants and Awards

  • Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) Travel Award (2009)
  • Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges Award - Statistics/Machine Learning (2009-2010)
  • Society for the Neural Control of Movement Student Scholarship (2009)
  • NIH Neuroscience in the Early Years, Training Grant (2007-2008)
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Summer Student Fellowship (2005)
  • NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates recipient (2004)
  • Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund Scholarship Award (2005-2006)
  • National AP Scholar with Distinction (2002)

Other Activities

  • Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience - Student Seminar Series Committee
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