Cornwall, New York, United States
Sydney Hunt (she/her), from Cornwall, New York, is pursuing a PhD in electrical engineering with a focus on brain-computer interfaces (BCI) at Stanford School of Engineering. She graduated from Duke University with bachelor’s degrees in electrical/computer engineering and computer science (concentration in artificial intelligence and machine learning), and a minor in gender, sexuality, and feminist studies. An aspiring professor, Sydney passionately commits herself to STEM retention and diversity as a founding member of both the nonprofit CS Sidekicks and Duke’s S.P.I.R.E. Fellows Living Learning Community. She conducted and published her BCI research at Caltech (Richard Andersen’s lab) and MIT (Polina Anikeeva’s lab) through the WAVE Fellows and MIT SRP-Bio programs, respectively. She enjoys ballroom dancing, trying new food, and dad jokes. Sydney is certified in Mental Health First Aid and a recipient of Duke’s Reginaldo Howard Memorial Scholarship.