Angela Pyo

How I got into science

I’ve always been interested in how things work and quickly realized at a young age that science held the answers to these questions. As I got older, I came to find that I was always most interested in topics pertaining to the brain, which ironically seemed to hold more questions than answers. As I was applying to college, I knew that I wanted to continue learning more about psychology and neuroscience. Now, I am extremely fortunate to be able to study and work alongside people who are equally passionate about the brain and science as a whole!

Non-science biography:

I lived in Yorktown, Virginia for the first 18 years of my life so I was excited at the prospect of coming to Boston for college and exploring the city. Other than science, I love all things art and have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. Over the past couple of years, I’ve been making my way around Boston’s museums and exhibits. I also enjoy participating in community service and believe it’s one of the best ways to get to know your community.



On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous


The Farewell


Brooklyn 99




Ice cream


Spiced fall drinks/Lemonade



Coffee, friend or foe:

To be completely honest...I drink it mostly for the aesthetic

One thing I’m sorry I’m not sorry about

I can fall asleep anywhere and everywhere (super useful for traveling).

What I look for in a scientist

My favorite kind of scientist is someone who not only is passionate about what they study but also able to share their knowledge in a way that is accessible to everyone.