- Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
I'm a neuroscientist by training. When I was 19 years old I volunteered at a psychiatric hospital to understand my family history of mental illness. At night I volunteered in a sleep lab. By the end of the summer, I found myself fasicinated by how we could measure the human brain. For the first time in my life, I had a purpose for my education. I read extensively about neuroimaging methods and a few years later received my Ph.D. from the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. I moved to MIT when I realized technologies can help millions of people.