ESP Biography

MIA LEONARD, Stanford Senior Studying Neuroscience

Major: Psychology

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2020

Picture of Mia Leonard

Brief Biographical Sketch:

I like neuroscience, Nothing But Thieves, and comic books.

Past Classes

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H7370: Neo-Nazism in the 20th-21st Century in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 16 - 17, 2019)
This class will explore the rise of neo-Nazism, beginning with the rise and fall of the third Reich, going through the Berlin Wall era, and ending somewhere around 2018-19.

B6915: Foundational Topics in Neuroscience in Splash Spring 2019 (May. 04 - 05, 2019)
We'll be covering some basic, fundamental topics in neuroscience including: What is neuroscience? What are neurons and how do they communicate with each other and the rest of our body? What are the parts of the brain and their functions? At the end, we'll talk about what happens when structural or functional changes happen in the brain, and how that causes disease/disorder.

B6630: Seeing and Believing: An Introduction to Schizophrenia and Psychosis in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01 - 02, 2018)
In this class, we'll be exploring what exactly it means to have schizophrenia, what kinds of symptoms are present in the disease, and will be discussing the appearance of psychosis in literature and politics.

B5609: Engineering the Prosthetic Limb in Splash Spring 2017 (Apr. 22 - 23, 2017)
Medical devices are part of a growing industry; come learn more about the neuroscience and engineering behind prosthetic limbs, of the traditional variety, and of recent developments in medicine: limbs you move with your mind!

B5255: Medical Apartheid: Disparities in Healthcare by Race in Splash Fall 2016 (Dec. 03 - 04, 2016)
In this class, we will explore what it means to be a person of color navigating the healthcare system. We will talk about discrimination, inaccessibility, human experimentation, and the history of disparities in healthcare for PoC. The class will focus on the struggles of black-identifying folks seeking care, but will speak at length about other minorities as well.