Julia Hyland Bruno is an ethologist with a keen interest in the behavioral development of social animals, focusing on species like songbirds and humans that learn to communicate. She earned her PhD in biopsychology and behavioral neuroscience from the City University of New York, where her research delved into the rhythmic patterns of vocal learning in zebra finches.
Julia is a graduate of the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program, having completed it in 2022. Her research project in this program investigated how communication patterns among individuals shape social organization.
Currently, Julia holds the position of Assistant Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Her work continues to explore the fascinating world of animal and human behavior, shedding light on how we learn to interact and communicate with each other.