Blanca Garcia
Paul Wellman

Blanca Garcia might just be the first Indy intern majoring in neuroscience, a topic that fascinates her, especially for what they’re learning about the role of the brain’s blood in cognition, a function that was previously credited to just neurotransmitters. Blanca’s taken her warmth and enthusiasm out into the community, interviewing protesters at post-election rallies and, more recently, tenants in Isla Vista. “That one was really sad,” she said of hearing stories about their pending loss of housing. Her upcoming piece on UCSB’s Guillermo Barton, whose solar cell developments could lead to wearable ones, should appear right about the time she’s back in Rhode Island finishing up her final semester at Brown, where she writes for the science blog Ursa Sapiens.


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