Leadership, Service, & Outreach

Leadership and Service:

2019-present Member, Safety Committee & Long-Range Planning Committee, Department of Biology. Utah State University.
2018-2022 Member, Publications Committee. American Society of Primatologists.
2015-2016 Chair, Logistics Committee. Member, Program Committee. 2nd Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium at UC-Davis.
2012-2013 Elected student representative for the Awards Committee for the Neuroscience Graduate Program at Emory University.
2011-2013 Student organizer, co-leader, and presenter for the Center for Translational Social Neuroscience Journal Club at Emory University.
October 2011 Member of local organizing committee for the “Workshop on Prosocial Behavior, Neurobehavioral Mechanisms of Affiliative Behavior and Cooperation: Prospects for Translational Advances for Psychiatric Disorders,” a three-day conference held at Emory University.
2008-2010 Elected President of Graduates In Neuroscience student group.
2007-2009, 2011 Contributing writer for the Neuroscience graduate program’s semesterly newsletter.

Editor and Ad-Hoc Reviewer

2017-present Associate Editor, BMC Neuroscience
2017-2018 Co-Guest Editor, Special Issue on Oxytocin and Vasopressin in Primate Behavior. American Journal of Primatology.
2014-present Ad-hoc Reviewer for the following journals (# manuscripts reviewed):
American Journal of Primatology (4)
Psychoneuroendocrinology (3)
Hormones and Behavior (3)
Neuroscience (2)
Integrative Zoology (2)
Journal of Neuroscience Research (1)
Nature Scientific Reports (1)
Neuropsychopharmacology (1)
Psychopharmacology (1)
Biomedicine & Pharmacology (1)
Molecular Psychiatry (1)
PlosONE (1)
Peptides (1)

Educational Outreach and Invited Speaker/Panelist Presentations:

2018-2019 Organizer & Judge. Alaska Regional Brain Bee, Annual contest. University of Alaska Anchorage.
2017-2018 Organizer & Judge. Alaska Regional Brain Bee, Annual contest. University of Alaska Anchorage.
Oct-Nov 2014 Exhibiting Scientist in a show entitled “Experimental Space” at an art gallery called Aggregate Space, Oakland, CA. Also participated as a panelist in a public dialogue about science and art, objectivity and subjectivity. A local news article, which I am quoted in, was written about this unique art exhibit.
April 2013 Invited guest for a meeting of the Emory Women In Neuroscience (EWIN) group about the development of interdisciplinary courses and pedagogical considerations.
February 2013 Invited guest speaker for a meeting of the Collegiate Neuroscience Society, an undergraduate club at Georgia State University.
February 2013 Volunteer Judge. Dekalb County Annual Regional Science & Engineering Fair.
April 2012 Invited guest speaker/discussion leader for an evening dinner program for undergraduates in Emory University residence halls: “Sex, Intersex, and Gender”.
January 2012 Presenter at the Studies in Sexuality Annual Conference at Emory University. Talk entitled “Intersex in humans: pedagogical considerations for teaching undergraduates from diverse academic backgrounds”.
October 2011 Volunteer teacher for a kindergarten class; one-hour class about human brain anatomy, including bringing teaching brains to the classroom (mouse, rat, bird, sheep, macaque, and human).
October 2011 Invited panelist for an undergraduate Introductory Neuroscience class; graduate/professional/medical school Q&A panel at Georgia Tech University.
April 2008 Volunteer Instructor. Brain Awareness Month: Brain Expo at Zoo Atlanta.
2008-2012 Volunteer Judge. Gwinnett County Annual Regional Science & Engineering Fair.
February 2008 Volunteer Judge. Fulton County Annual Regional Science & Engineering Fair.