Navigating academia at the trainee or even faculty level is hard. Occasionally, I’ll add materials here that may help along your journey.

For Colleagues

Diversity Statement: Student populations are changing across the country. It’s essential we identify barriers that can lead to systemic inequality or injustice. Feel free to use my statement as inspiration.

Teaching Statement: No matter an R1 or a SLAC, teaching is essential. Feel free to use my statement as inspiration.

Diversity Statement Workshop: Slides designed to help you write your diversity statement.

Student Loan Forgiveness

As a scientist from a low-income background, I’ve got tons of student loan debt. It’s not easy, but did you know that you qualify for the public service loan forgiveness (PSLF) program if you stayed in academia? All those years paying your student loan while you were a postdoc or faculty count toward the ten years. But if for some reason they didn’t count (mine didn’t because I had the wrong type of federal student loan), you have until November of 2022 to fill out a special form to MAKE them count. Cory Turner from NPR has a great rundown of this (tweet). I’ll be posting more about this soon!

For Trainees

Undergraduate Opportunities: This is a list programs I’ve written letters of recommendations for. This ranges from summer research experiences to medical school. Browsing it may help you find something you’re interested in.

NSF REU Programs: This is a list of all the NSF-funded summer undergraduate programs across the country.



Reach out if you have a research question, are interested in me speaking at an event, are a student in need of guidance, or an artist looking for a neuroscientist’s perspective.