EG Gaffin-Cahn Lab PictureThanks for checking in! I'm a PhD candidate at NYU trying to make the most of the incredible offerings New York City has. I decided to make this website to share my research, promote some of my values in science advocacy, and give people a fuller picture of who I am.

The Blogarita, my margarita micro-blog, has been quiet lately, but you can check out old posts. The same goes for my Thoughts page, where I've shared a piece of news, an experience, or an idea about how I think the world works. As other parts of my life have taken priority (and I've come closer to finishing the PhD), posts have become more infrequent. My goals for these posts are not particularly serious and are meant to be extensions of conversations I've had or thoughts that have popped into my mind. I have also written code in R, MATLAB, and JavaScript, and posted some the more helpful and comprehensive functions and packages on the Code page.

The font I've used on this website is not from your standard font book. It was designed by Chester Jenkins, who was commissioned by the Cooper Hewitt museum. The museum, which I highly recommend, is a branch of the Smithsonian and which showcases the process of design as both an art and a method of creation with the end user in mind. The entire museum is dedicated to this process, doing so by using examples such as prosthetic limbs, clothing, and architecture. One of the exhibits features the official Cooper-Hewitt Typeface, including several of the designs scrapped before the final one was decided upon. One of the styles of the font's final iteration is the one used on this website.