BA Economics from the University of Georgia, 2017
I grew up in East Tennessee and completed my BA in Economics at the University of Georgia. As an undergraduate, I worked in a behavioral neuropharmacology lab studying the cognitive effects of the chemical contraceptives ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel. I also tested glycosaminoglycan hydrogel and stem cell therapies for neurotrauma. I have volunteered in hospice care, for Remote Area Medical and Habitat for Humanity. As an advocate for—and patient of—the University of Georgia Health Services, I organized outreach to address student issues of mental health and wellness.
Professional Student Mentored Research Fellowship
- Simone, J.; Bogue, EA ; Bhatti, DL ; Day, LE ; Farr, NA ; Grossman, AM ; Holmes, PV "Ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel alter cognition and anxiety in rats concurrent with a decrease in tyrosine hydroxylase expression in the locus coeruleus and brain-derived neurotrophic factor expression in the hippocampus." Psychoneuroendocrinology 62, (2015): 265-78. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]