Desirée De Leon

Desirée De Leon

NSF-GRFP Fellow

Emory University

Hi! I’m a data scientist and neuroscientist based in Atlanta. Last summer I interned at RStudio, developing resources that allow educators to use a variety of RStudio tools in their teaching. I enjoy using R Markdown, illustration, and web design to work on projects that make complex topics feel friendly and less intimidating – my favorite example of this is my co-authored project Teacup, Giraffes, & Statistics, which is all about teaching stats basics with tiny giraffes.

When I’m not coding, I create mixed media illustrations. My work has been featured in international media outlets, including the BBC, The Guardian, and the French newspaper group Le Monde, as well as in campaigns for Hewlett Packard and 20th Century Fox.

Interests

  • Neuroscience
  • Statistics/ Data Analysis
  • Education/ Science Outreach
  • Art/ Illustration

Education

  • Neuroscience PhD, 2020

    Emory University

  • Neuroscience BSc, Spanish BA, 2011

    Indiana University