Welsh Crucible 2014
Kami earned a dual BA degree in Music and Philosophy at Pomona College in California. After several years teaching children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders, she returned to graduate school and completed a PhD in Neuroscience at the University of California, Davis. She then spent four years as a postdoctoral researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, working with Nancy Kanwisher. Much of both her doctoral and postdoctoral research was focused on autism and fragile X syndrome, and neurodevelopmental disorders remains one of her central interests. She is now a lecturer at Bangor University where her most current research examines social perception skills in both typical and atypical development. Kami is eager to find ways for her research to make real-world impacts through collaborations aimed at designing research-driven educational interventions and research-informed clinical treatments.
2016 Update: Kami continues her role as Lecturer in the School of Psychology at Bangor University.