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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 taking the semester off! I'm creating a suite of radically perspective-shifting AR/VR experiences, diving into experience design, conducting full-time neuroscience/brain-computer interfacing research, voraciously learning more about human cognition/perception/consciousness/interaction, reading every book I find, making more time for serendipity, learning the drums, and meeting new people whenever I can. Catch my talk at the Better World Conference at Brown, coming up this fall. 

More than anything else, I love to connect. Send me an email at so I can make you tea and we can talk. Find me on Medium and LinkedIn, too. 

“P.S. Do you ever wish you could breathe underwater?”