Salvador (Sal) Brito received his B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, along with his B.A. in Psychology from California Lutheran University, graduating with summa cum laude honors. Currently, he is a PhD candidate in Neuroscience at Harvard University. His passion for understanding the brain started in high school and has carried onto his PhD, where Sal has specialized in understanding how a subpopulation of neurons processes threats in the surrounding environment. He hopes that this research can further our understanding of psychiatric disorders in humans, including PTSD. Sal has been committed to mentorship and diversity, equity, and inclusivity (DEI) efforts throughout his career. He has mentored various students and postdoctoral fellows in the lab and has been involved in extracurricular mentorship programs for high school students. Sal has been involved in leadership roles through student-led organizations at Harvard, including the Underrepresented Scholars in Neuroscience of Harvard. Sal’s goal is to help guide students in their own path to understand the intricacies and complexities of the brain.