BRITTANY FAIR, M.S. earned her masters degree in neuroscience from The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.
In graduate school, Brittany worked with Dr. Hugh Garavan and Dr. Rob Altoff studying the brain correlates of adolescent personality using one of the largest neuroimaging (MRI) studies in the world, the IMAGEN project. Her thesis provides a novel and comprehensive examination of the neural anatomy of personality.
Prior to moving to Vermont, Brittany conducted research with Dr. Owen Wolkowitz, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco in the UCSF Depression and Wellness Program. She investigated major depressive disorder and cellular stress with an emphasis on molecular mechanisms. This work spans many disciplines including neuroscience, psychiatry, psychology, and genetics. She has also worked in the laboratory of Dr. James Gross in the Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory at Stanford University.
Brittany also has +4 years of teaching experience working with students pre-k through graduate level. Brittany has a passion for the outdoors and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and wilderness field instructor throughout the US and Tanzania for a travel company called the Road Less Traveled. Brittany earned her B.A. in Philosophy and Animal Ecology from Pitzer College (2011) and her Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program Certificate from SF State University and UC Berkeley (2013).