Desirée De Leon

Recent PhD grad

Emory University

Based out of Atlanta, Desirée is a recent PhD grad in neuroscience. As a grad student, she studied families of rhesus monkeys and the underlying genes that contribute to their social behavior. As an RStudio intern, Desiree developed resources to help educators use a variety of RStudio tools in their teaching. She enjoys using illustration to create visual guides to statistical and coding-related topics.


  • Neuroscience
  • Statistics/ Data Analysis
  • Education/ Science Outreach
  • Art/ Illustration


  • PhD in Neuroscience, 2020

    Emory University

  • Neuroscience BSc, Spanish BA, 2011

    Indiana University