Recently graduating from Princeton with degrees in Neuroscience and African American Studies, Sharon Musa, has always been interested in the intersection between scientific concepts and people's day to day lives. Her senior thesis focused on the effect of social anxiety on peer-to-peer social interactions, particularly in introductory conversations. In the past, she has been fortunate enough to research topics as wide-ranging as the framing of the diversity imperative in college and university systems to the therapeutic benefits of storytelling. Throughout her time at Princeton, she has also been an artistic director, a Residential College Advisor, and an assistant events coordinator. Sharon is excited to pivot from human biology to environmental science, and policy work. In particular, she is passionate about addressing and mitigating the effects of environmental racism on low-income and non-white communities.
Sharon grew up in Southern California, and anyone from here knows that Californians love to be outside. Besides taking herself on picnics, in her free time, Sharon likes to dance, travel, and cook, but especially, she loves to eat. She's looking forward to getting to know the DC-area more.