USE Biography

MAYA PENA-LOBEL, Environmental Science & Engineering Concentrator

Major: Environmental Engineering

College/Employer: Harvard

Year of Graduation: 2024

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Maya is an undergraduate student at Harvard studying Environmental Science & Engineering and Spanish. Maya is passionate about conservation and sustainability but has many other interests ranging from neuroscience and linguistics to poetry. Outside of the classroom, you can find Maya singing in her a cappella group, working at the Harvard Box Office, or making things in the Active Learning Labs. In her free time, Maya loves to write, go on long walks, and play sports!

Past Classes

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S107: Making Sense Out of Senses in Splash Splash Spring 2022 (Apr. 23 - 24, 2022)
Did you know that humans have more than 5 senses? Have you ever wondered what it means for your brain to be cross-wired? Do you ever experience color when reading or listening to music? This class will explore human sensory perception and examine what neurological structures are involved in sensory processing. We will learn about both external and internal senses, and talk about cases where our senses might not work properly. Finally, we will learn about synesthesia, which is a phenomenon in which certain sensory stimuli induce an ordinarily unstimulated sensory perception (e.g. hearing colors, smelling shapes, tasting sounds).