Anita is a native New Yorker, and loves the city so much that she has not left it (yet). Anita recently graduated from Columbia with her Ph.D. in Neuroscience after graduating from NYU with an Honors B.A. in Biology and a minor in creative writing in Spanish. Anita not only loves doing science as a full-time postdoctoral researcher at Columbia, she also enjoys advocating and sharing her passion for science with the public through outreach events.

Anita is a native Spanish-speaker, and has 8 years of experience learning and teaching Biology, and all Biology-related subjects. She ran weekly Biology review sessions for NYU’s tutoring center, called “Biology Bits,” and has been a teaching assistant for the Neuroscience undergraduate course at Columbia. Anita relishes in teaching science, and using silly analogies to describe seemingly complex subjects. Anita takes pride in her Hispanic roots, and brings that enthusiasm when she is teaching Spanish. Regardless of the subject that she is teaching, she enjoys working with students to figure out their learning style and make sessions as effective as they can be.

When she isn’t behind a microscope, Anita loves to go out dancing, or to walk around New York and discovering new neighborhoods, and hole-in-the-wall restaurants.

Education & Qualifications
  • Columbia University, PhD in Neuroscience
  • Columbia University, M.Phil. in Neuroscience 
  • Columbia University, MA in Neuroscience
  • New York University BA in Biology
  • Biology
  • Spanish