Bio


Sarah Hillenbrand is a Lecturer in the Thinking Matters Program. She received her B.A. in Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Spanish Area Studies from Kenyon College. She then worked at the National Institute of Mental Health on an Intramural Research Training Award for two years, studying human decision-making in the brain using brain scanning technologies. She earned her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of California - Berkeley. There, she conducted research on brain- and behavior-based measures of human motor learning. She also worked as a Graduate Student Instructor for a variety of neuroscience courses, wrote for the Berkeley Science Review, and participated in science outreach events around the Bay Area. She currently writes about science at sarahhillenbrand.com and elsewhere. Through teaching, writing, and outreach, Sarah works to make science accessible to curious minds everywhere.

Academic Appointments


  • Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Thinking Matters

2017-18 Courses