As an architectural educator, my goal is to strengthen the connection to neuroscience that ANFA was founded upon through the development of new courses and curriculum. In this way, I hope to make neuroscience research as it relates to the built environment more accessible to a wider, design-oriented audience. The promotion of architectural research agendas and academic scholarship, key activities in my role at NewSchool, can only benefit from this initiative. In particular, I am interested in expanding the connection between neuroscience and what we call “healthy urbanism” to consider the vital issue of social sustainability. Furthermore, through my own work in architectural theory and criticism I am interested, at a personal level, in neuro-aesthetics and the brain’s processes as it considers one of architecture’s most elusive yet enduring aspects, the pursuit of beauty.