hello! i'm mariel:
a neuroengineering undergrad at Brown University, passionately curious about brains, embodiment, and human-centered impactful technologies/systems. I believe that for the first time in history, thanks to technologies like brain-machine interfaces and the expansion of what it means to be human, we are capable of driving our own evolution... and I want to be a force in that revolution.
CURRENTLY: I’m back in classes at Brown, after taking a semester off to work full-time in the Borton Lab researching neural pathways and mechanisms of pain. I’m continuing that research this semester, while also taking classes in neuroscience, visual arts, and other departments at Brown. I'm creating a suite of radically perspective-shifting AR/VR experiences, diving into experience design, voraciously learning more about human cognition/ perception/ consciousness/ interaction, reading every book I find, making more time for serendipity, learning the drums and the violin, and meeting new people whenever I can.
More than anything else, I love to connect. Send me an email at email@example.com so I can make you tea and we can talk. Find me on Medium and LinkedIn, too.