Julia Hyland Bruno is an ethologist interested in behavioral development, with a particular focus on social animals, such as songbirds or humans, that learn how to communicate with one another. Julia received her PhD in biopsychology and behavioral neuroscience from the City University of New York, where she studied the rhythmic patterning of zebra finch vocal learning. Julia completed the PSSN program in 2022. Her research project explored how patterns of communication among individuals influence social organization. She is currently an assistant professor of cyberpsychology at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.