Arielle started her neuroscience PhD at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in fall 2020. She is interested in questions of glia-glia interactions and development, and loves every form of imaging and microscopy! Arielle earned her BS in Computer Science from the University of Washington in 2018, which was the same year she first applied to neuroscience PhDs without much success. She spent two years working as a research assistant in the Schnell Lab at OHSU, studying the role of microglia in adult hippocampal neurogenesis. Her second application cycle was much more successful, and Arielle wants to help current applicants navigate the process and share some of the lessons she learned along the way.