Chelsea is a Research Associate working on a visual masking experiment focused on identifying the neural correlates of consciousness in the mouse brain. She attended the University of Florida and was a member of the UF Interdisciplinary Studies Program, graduating in 2014 with both a B.S in Comparative and Evolutionary Neuroscience, and a B.A. in Anthropology. Chelsea's undergrad research looked at the evolutionary relationship between olfactory-related amygdaloid nuclei in the Florida manatee and was conducted in the UF Manatee Brain Lab under the guidance of Dr. Roger Reep. Prior to working at the Institute, Chelsea developed and led science and nature-focused outreach programs in public elementary schools.