Abigail Leyva

Stanford University

Abigail Leyva (class of ’24) is a Stanford student who plans on majoring in either biomedical computation or human biology and minoring in psychology. Her passion for neuroscience stems from her curiosity about what makes us behave as we do. She is intrigued by how the brain implements learning, specifically motor learning, at the circuit level. Since arriving at Stanford, she has worked in the Raymond lab researching mice’s reactions to prediction and anticipation. Abigail is passionate about health care equity, and as an ongoing volunteer at the Cardinal Free Clinics, she helps with Spanish translation between clinic staff and patients. Abigail’s hobbies include knitting, bike riding and baking.

Mentor: Alexander Fanning

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