I was always fascinated by the behavior and biology of animals. I obtained my PhD in 2010 in neurobiology and behavior from the University of California, Irvine. There I studied evolution and development of birds such as songbirds. These birds are really interesting. Just like humans they learn vocalizations during a critical period, early in development. I then obtained postdoctoral training in evolutionary neuroscience at Cornell University working with Dr. Barbara Finlay. We work on finding equivalent developmental timing points between species. We launched a website to make these data readily accessible to researchers to enable them to find equivalent developmental time points between species (http://www.translatingtime.net). I also obtained postdoctoral training in neuroimaging at Harvard Medical School. These non-invasive techniques allow us to compare developmental milestones between species on a large scale.