Casey moved to New York in 2015 after earning her Bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of William and Mary, and received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 2020. Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University where she studies the many different ways that people and animals can respond to stress.
In addition to studying the brain, Casey has studied speciation in wasps and the evolution of complex traits in butterflies. She is also passionate about communicating science to audiences of all kinds. As a graduate student, she co-directed a neuroscience outreach organization and produced an annual storytelling show called "Studying the Brain." Throughout her education and research experiences, Casey has had excellent mentors who taught her how to communicate her ideas and consistently improve as a critical thinker. As a result, she genuinely loves teaching and, as a tutor, she channels her excitement about science to help students excel in many different STEM disciplines.
Casey ran cross country and track in high school and competed at the Division I level in college. Today, she still runs for fun and for sanity. She is originally from Virginia and loves camping, live music, and her black cat named Kermit.