News

Jul
5
2017

Started as Summer Quest elective teacher for the Harlem Educational Activities Fund

I designed, organized and taught a course in forensics for 20 seventh graders. See my Science Outreach page for more details!

Apr
6
2017

Started as course director for a Medical Communication course at NYU

This course is intended for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are curious about a non-academic career trajectory after their graduate or postdoctoral work. See my Science Outreach page for more details!

Mar
20
2017

Started with the American Museum of Natural History as a Course Scientist

I am working with the American Museum of Natural History as a Course Scientist for "Seminars on Science - The Brain: Structure, Function and Evolution", an online course for educators. See my Science Outreach page for more details!

Apr
6
2017

Interviewed for an article in Cell about science advocacy

I was interviewed for an article by Susan Matheson in the April 6, 2017 issue of Cell about advocating for science on Capitol Hill.

“It’s very empowering,” said Sloka Iyengar, an ambassador who visited Capitol Hill in 2015. She had just completed her postdoctoral work studying epilepsy and the causes of seizures at the Nathan Kline Institute in New York when she met with six different senators and representatives from New York and New Jersey. “That was my first time ever doing anything like this,” said Iyengar. The lawmakers were “quite interested” and were “very, very receptive.” Visiting lawmakers, said Iyengar, “allows you to see the impact of what you’re doing in the lab.”
See my Science Advocacy page for a link to the full article!