Originally from St. Petersburg FL, I moved to NYC to attend Columbia University for college. During my undergraduate years I studied the cognitive neuroscience of normative aging. Following graduation I worked at NYU’s School of Medicine to conduct translational microbiome research. I then spent 5 months in Israel to conduct neuro-immunology research at Tel Aviv University.
I am now studying and conducting research at UCLA towards my PhD in Health Psychology. I aim to connect my research interests in cognition, the microbiome, and the immune system as they relate to stress resilience and chronic disease outcomes.
I am also involved in an early-stage healthcare startup company aimed at empowering individuals to be proactive in their chronic disease management. Check out the cool work we are doing here: Gali Health
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In my spare time, I enjoy:
- Running and yoga
- Eating and drinking all things probiotic
- Exploring Los Angeles
- Traveling to NYC and Tel Aviv as much as possible