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Sadye Paez is a scientist, writer, and storyteller.


Her early training as a physiotherapist and biomechanist laid the foundation for her current work in the evolution of dance. She currently studies the neurobiology and genetic basis of why humans dance as a fellow at the New York University’s Center for Ballet and the Arts and as a researcher in the Neurogenetics of Language Laboratory at The Rockefeller University. Her previous fellowships were with Duke AHEAD, NC Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and HRSA Maternal and Child Health NC-Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disorders. 


Her writing is featured in Science, The Scientist, NonProfit Quarterly, and Wellcome Sanger Institute. As the inaugural co-chair of the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee for the Earth BioGenome Project, she actively works to decolonize the principles, policies and practices of what it means to be a scientist, the culture of science, and the responsibilities we have to each other and society. Her outreach efforts in public relations are in print, television and film, illustration, news, and podcasts, including Netflix, PBS, NOVA Science, CBS, Mindscape, Science Rules! with Bill Nye, Allen Institute for Brain Science, SciTechNow, The NY Times, Gizmodo, Genome Web and others. 

She currently lives in the traditional territory of the Lenape people, Manahatta, which is today known as New York City.

Say hi @sadyepaez.

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