Adam Gordon-Fennell earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with an emphasis in biology from the University of California Davis. Throughout undergraduate years, he worked in Dr. Leah Krubitzer’s lab where he studied the neuroscience of reaching and grasping behaviors. He went on to earn his PhD in neuroscience from the University of Texas Austin, where he worked in Dr. Michela Marinelli’s lab where he studied neural circuits of reward, motivation, and drug addiction. While working to obtain his PhD, he also worked with other PhD students to teach Austin middle school and high school students about the neuroscience of drug addiction. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington in Dr. Garret Stuber’s lab and is studying how sub populations of hypothalamic neurons motivate consumption and operant behaviors.