Hello! I am a Neuroscience PhD candidate at New York University. My research uses sentient water balloons, a.k.a. sea slugs, to learn how the brain forms long term memories. When I’m not dissecting out individual slug neurons, you can find me on air at WNYU 89.1FM. I host a biweekly podcast, Benchwork, on our student-run station exploring trending topics in science. I have had the privilege of interviewing fishery scientists, football players, and practicing brujas, all with goal of spreading science to the greater NYC area. I also moonlight as an electronic music DJ and spin records on a weekly radio show, slugbeat. I am honored to work in the newsroom with WUNC this summer and thank the American Physiological Society for this opportunity.