Isabel is a PhD candidate in the Stanford Neurosciences Program. She works in the Giocomo Lab studying how our internal state—like whether we are alert or tired—affects the way our brains work. Prior to Stanford, Isabel received a BA from Bowdoin College and worked as a research technician at Harvard Medical School. In addition to her graduate work, Isabel is Co-President of NeuWrite West (neuwritewest.org), where she works to promote communication between neuroscientists and non-scientists so as to make neuroscience accessible to anyone curious about the brain. Isabel hopes to continue studying the brain and teaching others about neuroscience in her future scientific career.