Michaela Labriole has a B.S. in cognitive neuroscience from Brown University, and an M.S. in environmental science from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. She is a science instructor in the professional development department at the New York Hall of Science. She received a 2010 SIGOL Online Learning Highly Commended Award from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) for her work on the Dana Brain Science Educator Series hosted by the New York Hall of Science.