Brittany started her career in science at Providence College as a member of the Liberal Arts Honors College. She was one of six biology majors accepted into a Neuroscience Certificate Program, a program that merged her interest in both biology and psychology. She spent 3 years in the Neuroscience and Animal Cognition Laboratory where she studied the effect of aging on learning and memory. She graduated cum laude with her degree in biology and psychology and was the recipient of the Charles V. Reichart Award, given to the student who exemplifies dedication to the advancements of biological sciences. After graduation, Brittany worked in the Laboratory for Aging Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School examining the neurobiological basis of memory dysfunction in the aged brain following anesthesia and surgery. Brittany is currently getting her PhD in Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to continue the study of aging and the influence of the immune system on Alzheimer’s Disease.
Throughout college and her post-graduate career, Brittany took on a role of senior lab member and served as a mentor by training students and new lab technicians. Additionally, she was vice president of the Psychology National Honor Society (Psi Chi), where she organized psychology conferences and events for her college and served as a mentor to other members of the psychology program. Brittany also teaches neuroscience to middle school students, helping to make science accessible and fun to younger students. It was through these experiences teaching at various levels, as well as organizing and guiding group study sessions before exams, that Brittany realized her passion for tutoring and teaching. She loves making difficult concepts easy to understand and instilling confidence in students to help their critical thinking skills. Her long-term goal is to open her own lab and become a professor to help foster the same curiosity and passion for biology and psychology in students that she has.
Outside of the lab, Brittany enjoys being with friends, traveling, and scuba diving (when the opportunity arises).