Zuri is a 7th year PhD student in Immunobiology and received her AB degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Harvard College in 2012. Her research focuses on the many ways in which the gastrointestinal tract detects changes in the environment, with a particular focus on the complex interactions between diet, the immune system, and the absorptive cells of the intestine. Outside of lab, she is passionate about scientific communication and served as co-President of Yale Science Diplomats for 3 years. She has co-authored multiple peer-reviewed scientific articles as well as a number of articles aimed at general audiences. She also co-founded a science blog called Because Science, and attended ComSciCon (a national science communication workshop) in 2015. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, Gruber Fellowship, and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She is enthusiastic about helping students develop their writing and presentation skills to communicate with diverse audiences across the scientific and broader communities.