Annie Le Fellows 2019, Gabriela Bosque-Ortiz and Jennifer Galvin
Gabriela Bosque-Ortiz: Gabriela Bosque-Ortiz is a third year graduate student in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program. Gabriela is currently in the laboratory of Dr. Marcelo Dietrich studying the behavioral genetics of mouse ultrasonic vocalization in neonates. Her project aims to uncover the mechanisms of how neonatal vocal emissions occurs. Gabriela is very active in the Yale community and is committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse student body. Gabriela is a co-director of Cientifico Latino, a resource-based platform for students applying to graduate school. Gabriela has contributed to the SPECTRUM podcast mini-series hosted by oSTEM at Yale. Recently, Gabriela co-founded the Yale Chapter for the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). The Yale SACNAS chapter (YSACNAS) represents the first SACNAS chapter in Connecticut.
Veronica Galvin: Veronica Galvin is a fifth year graduate student in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program. Veronica is performing her thesis dissertation in the laboratory of Dr. Amy Arnsten. In the laboratory of Dr. Amsten, Veronica is seeking to understand the role acetylcholine muscarinic M1 receptors and KCNQ potassium channels receptors play in the control of memory and decision making. Veronica has been very active in the community and has organized outreach events designed to introduce local middle and high school students to the subject of neuroscience and served as a member of Many mentors. Amongst other activities at Yale, Veronica is involved in organizing departmental retreats and offering one-on-one mentorship to first year graduate students in the INP program. In 2018, Veronica was awarded a scholarship by the Philanthropic Educational Organization, an organization whose goal is to promote women in higher education.