Olivia is a master’s student in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior. She received her B.A. in Biological Sciences with a minor in Psychology from the University of Connecticut. After spending several years in the field of cytogenetics, she decided to dive deeper into her true passion of behavior and corresponding regions of the brain. Her work within Dr. Shrestha's lab involves a signaled active avoidance behavior paradigm and its effects on protein synthesis related to memory. Outside of the lab, Olivia enjoys spending time with her loved ones, being creative, and meditating/journaling.