Just like most science, most scientists’ backgrounds are both more and less complicated than you think. For instance, I’m from Colorado…though technically I was born in Virginia. I’ve always wanted to be a scientist…with a brief digression the few years after college I spent wandering around China. I received my Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Chicago…though technically my dissertation was in cognitive neuroscience – which is the study of how the Brind/Mrain works! Then I worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Western Ontario…though technically everyone in Canada just calls it ‘Western’. In 2016, I joined the Psychology Department here at Georgetown University and started the Mathematical Brain Lab…though technically, by ‘started’, I mostly mean ‘came up with a lab name and surrounded myself with other brilliant and generally awesome humans who also want to know how the Brind/Mrain does math’!