My love for Neuroscience began during my undergraduate career studying Behavioral Neuroscience and Biology at St. Edward's University in Austin, TX. I began my research career studying the effects of behavioral stress on Testosterone levels in women in the St. Edward's University Department of Behavioral Neuroscience. I then joined The University of Texas Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology studying the effects of exogenous endocrine disruptors in-utero on stress response, behavior, and neural activation. In the Forger lab, I am investigating the role of parturition and neuropeptides on perinatal neural development, and the underlying mechanisms that modulate these effects. For fun, I love camping, traveling, trying out new food/cuisines, making jewelry, and writing short stories!