Shawn Rhoads

National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellow 
Lindau Nobel Young Scientist 
Mistletoe Research Fellow 

I am a doctoral candidate in the Laboratory on Social and Affective Neuroscience at Georgetown University conducting research on human prosocial behavior and its underlying mechanisms under the mentorship of Dr. Abigail Marsh. I graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor's Degree in both physics and psychology. My current projects pertain to neural representations of social others associated with real-world, extraordinary altruism and prosocial decision-making; dyadic and network level interpersonal perception and connection; and the neural processes underlying affective experiences that are either shared (i.e., proximal spatiotemporal interactions with others) or vicarious (e.g., empathy). I am also an avid social justice, environmental, and open-science advocate. I have been involved with advocacy work for environmental sustainability and social justice on both the local and national level (see below for more).