I am a fifth year PhD candidate in cognitive science. What I love about cognitive science and the anthropogeny specialization is their interdisciplinarity. I myself went through multiple research fields, starting with studying protein expression of cells following heavy ion irradiation (TU Darmstadt, Germany), brain development of young rats exposed to fluctuating oxygen levels (NTNU, Norway) and now cognitive and brain development of preterm and full-term born children during childhood at UC San Diego.
I volunteer as a doula at the UCSD hospitals, where I get to support women during childbirth. I am fascinated by how our birth process developed from an evolutionary perspective, and by birth practices in different cultures.