My naIMG_1599me is Avery Rogers, and I am the host, writer, and producer of the Brainstorms podcast and website. I am a high-school senior from Southern California. I developed a passion for neuroscience at age 12, and since then have spent countless hours reading about the brain and mind, as well as interning at the UCSD Perception and Cognition Lab. I created Brainstorms in order to bring contemporary neuroscience to teenagers, in a personal, engaging, and relevant way. When I am not knee-deep in research papers, I spend my time writing, playing soccer and tennis, and practicing guitar. If you’d like to contact me with a question about Brainstorms, an idea for the podcast, or just to say hello, please visit our Contact page for contact information!

Special thanks to Mr. John Comforto and Dr. Bob Ogle of Pacific Ridge School for providing mentorship and giving me the opportunity to teach neuroscience at Pacific Ridge. Thanks also to Dr. Kim Failor and Dr. Tracy Steele and Mr. Andrew Satanapong of Stanford Online High School for providing research assistance and connecting me with members of the Stanford OHS community.