Amaris Lewis

Undergraduate Researcher
2021 Matthew Pecot Fellow
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Amaris Lewis

I am a sophomore from New Orleans, LA studying neurobiology and anthropology. I am endlessly fascinated by biological and evolutionary underpinnings of interesting behaviors, especially as the relate to caregiving. In LOBSU, I explore the neural mechanisms and environmental cues underlying social decision-making by parents towards their offspring, namely regarding infanticide. I hope that my work will shed light on the diversity of parental care strategies across species as well as biosocial factors at the intersection of mental illness and infant care in humans. 

At Stanford, I am a peer counselor and member of the club swim team. I care deeply about educational equity, inclusion in STEM, and mental health, as well as making them priorities in professional environments and beyond. I also love cooking new foods, reading, and funding new music for dance breaks.

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