Kimberlee D’Ardenne, Ph.D. has always whole-heartedly embraced the idea of interdisciplinary studies, for personal reasons and because she thinks boundary-blurring spurs innovation. College was like an all-you-can-eat buffet for Kimberlee, and deciding her major was quite a struggle. She ended up graduating with a chemistry major, but was one class shy of a double major in English.
She went on to earn her Ph.D. in chemistry and neuroscience from Princeton University and then worked as a postdoctoral researcher for five years. Her research focused on developing non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging methods for the human brain and then applying them to questions from cognitive neuroscience.
Writing her dissertation is one of her fondest memories of grad school, so she is now combining her love of writing with her love of science, especially neuroscience and behavioral psychology.