Shauna is a PhD candidate working in the lab of Dr. Laura Carruth. Her research investigates the effect of stress on mate choice in the Australian zebra finch. She is equally passionate about her research and teaching and she enjoys participating in programs and events that get younger students excited about science. After graduating, she would like to focus on teaching courses in neurobiology, physiology and endocrinology at the collegiate level. Shauna has a BS in Biology from Spelman College and a MS in Neuroscience from GSU.