Hailing from Pittsburgh, Chrissy’s interests have always been split between the often competing disciplines of science and art. Gallatin’s interdisciplinary approach has allowed Chrissy to combine these different perspectives, as reflected in her concentration. “The Brain & The Mind”, which explores how higher order functions, including language and music, make humans unique. In pursuit of her intriguing concentration, Chrissy has taken classes in neuroscience, psychology, music and linguistics. She has also supplemented her classroom studies by student teaching an ESL writing class at the University Settlement with Professor June Foley and by serving on the editorial board of the Literacy Review. Chrissy has interned with the Carnegie Science Center (museum) in Pittsburgh where she developed an exhibit titled “The Sensing Brain”, which teaches kids the neuroscience of perception. Chrissy also spends a lot of time composing, performing, recording, and producing original songs for her band Summer Underground (Click here to find out more about Summer Underground), which just released their sophomore album on iTunes in December (Click here to here Chrissy's album on iTunes). Chrissy sings and plays the piano, ukulele, acoustic guitar, toy piano, and synthesizers for the group. While spending an incredible semester studying abroad in Prague (she highly recommends this unbelievable city and NYU site!) she had the opportunity to travel and put her German language skills to use. Now back in New York, Chrissy currently work as a research assistant in the Phelps Neuroscience Lab at NYU, where she runs subjects and assists in fMRI scans. In the future, Chrissy is interested in pursuing graduate studies in psychology and mental health.