Hannah is a Ph.D. student leading a project focused on characterizing the arrival of microorganisms that occurs at birth, seeking to make connections between this first cohort of microorganisms and measures of neuroimmune development in the early life period. Prior to her move to Georgia, she received her B.S. in Neuroscience from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. Her undergraduate research focused on the effects of environmental pollutants on neurodevelopment in Xenopus laevis tadpoles, work done under the direction of Dr. Christopher Thompson. When she’s not in the lab, Hannah channels her energy into hiking with her dog, exploring Atlanta with her friends, and yoga.