My name is Erin Howard, and I am currently a senior at the University of Arizona studying neuroscience and cognitive science and anthropology. I am originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, but I was drawn to UA for its beautiful campus and excellent academics. I have been passionate about studying neuroscience for many years, and I was able to pursue it through UA’s outstanding neuroscience program. Currently, I am involved in research in Dr. Jean-Marc Fellous’ Computational and Experimental Neuroscience Laboratory where I am studying the possibility of using auditory cues to influence memory in rats during sleep. I am also investigating the neural mechanisms behind learning and memory by recording electrical brain activity in rats. My career goal is to earn an MD-PhD combined degree in neuroscience and work as a research physician studying neurodegenerative diseases. In my free time, I love to dance, sing, play music, read, hike, and watch movies!