Who inspired you? “I had an incredible biology tutor when I was working on ‘Blossom’ as a teenager. She was a dental student at the time and is now a surgeon. She was so passionate and in love with the world of science and she was incredibly supportive and made me believe I could be a scientist too. Before then, I thought that science and math was just for boys because it was hard for me and I thought because it was hard that meant I wasn’t good at it. She took the time to teach me in a way that I could really grasp the information and love it. She gave me the skill set and the confidence to pursue a degree in neuroscience and eventually a Ph.D. in neuroscience. Now I work with Texas Instruments as an advocate for STEM education and it’s the way I give back to the amazing woman who inspired me.”
Profession: Actress, "The Big Bang Theory" & "Blossom"
Education: Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Hebrew & Jewish Studies, University of California Los Angeles (2000); Ph.D. in Neuroscience, UCLA (2007).