Annie joined the lab in May 2021 as a rotation student in the Integrative Program in Neuroscience at McGill. She had completed her bachelor's degree in Integrative Biology and Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley where she studied the effects of sleep on mood and cognition in the context of development during adolescence. She then completed her master's degree at Columbia University in Neuroscience and Education where she studied the effects of blood-borne proteins on cognition and neurogenesis. At the CoBrA lab, she will investigate how prenatal and early life stressors and experiences affect neurodevelopment using mice models, studying how they relate to neuropsychiatric disorders.
Annie is a volunteer elementary teacher through McGill's student-led organization, Brain Reach, where she teaches 4th graders about the brain. In addition, Annie mentors high school students, setting academic goals with her students and addressing school-related problems, and for the high school seniors, she helps them navigate the college admissions process.
Annie is an avid traveler and has visited over 50 countries in 6 continents. She hopes to one day run a marathon in Antarctica. When not in the lab or traveling, Annie can be found training at her local kickboxing gym.