I studied computer science at Wellesley College, where I explored various research areas before settling on machine learning. I worked on speech processing and active learning as a software engineer at Google, and also spent a year at National Taiwan University working on speech recognition. I became more interested in similarities between neural networks and the brain, but didn’t feel satisfied with explanations on the deep learning side. I decided to shift my focus toward understanding how the brain itself computes. Apart from science, I like food, wine, tea, cooking so I can eat, eating so I can cook, and Muay Thai. I am grateful to be collaborating with such passionate and supportive researchers here at Redwood who challenge me to learn every day.