Sofia is a 5th year Ph.D. candidate in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program. She is currently investigating the molecular mechanisms of Batten Disease, a devastating form of pediatric neurodegeneration. Before beginning her studies at Yale, Sofia earned a BSc in Biology from Haverford College and worked at NASA on the BioSentinel Mission. Sofia has experience with scientific manuscripts, successful fellowship applications, personal statements, and creating accessible and engaging slide decks. She is as passionate about reading good fiction as she is about writing for the sciences.