Hello! I'm Celia, a third-year neuroscience Ph.D. student at U.C. Berkeley's Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute. I work with the Wallis Lab, studying how we internalize our external world.
I'm especially interested in value-based decision-making. How do we strike a balance between learning from trial and error, and learning from instruction and observation? Or making decisions based on a hunch, and carefully weighing pros and cons of all possible outcomes? My research is currently funded by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Before Berkeley, I graduated from Brown University with an Sc.B. in Cognitive Neuroscience, where I RA'd in the Badre Lab and DJ'd at 95.5 WBRU FM.
Outside of lab, I love piano, pole fitness, and convincing cats to love me.