People of I-LABS: Bo Woo

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In the “People of I-LABS” series, we get to know individuals from our team. This month, we shine the spotlight on Bo Woo, a research assistant in Dr. Patricia K. Kuhl’s lab who plays a key role in the recruitment of subjects and the management of experimental data.

People of I-LABS

Vibrant, super-smart and caring: these are just a few of the qualities that describe the dozens of interdisciplinary researchers at I-LABS. Their innovative ideas and technological savviness help drive the Institute’s reputation as a world leader in child development and brain science.

And their kindness, professionalism and sense of humor greet all of the hundreds of families that volunteer each year for studies at I-LABS.

In the “People of I-LABS” series, we get to know the research scientists, post-doctoral fellows and other researchers who make up the elite team at I-LABS.

Please tell us a little about yourself. Where do you come from? What are you doing at I-LABS?

I was born in San Francisco, but I definitely call Seattle my home. I started out at I-LABS as a 499 earning credit at the front desk.  After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences, I moved to Spain for a year to help Naja with her bilingualism project. When my adventures in Spain concluded, I spent a summer in Hong Kong as an English-speaking staff member at a summer camp. After my time abroad, I found myself back in Seattle working as a Research Assistant in the Kuhl Lab.

Why did you decide to become a researcher?

I had already spent so much time at I-LABS. I love the people, the culture and the science! It just seemed like the natural thing to do while I prepare to go to graduate school for Speech Language Pathology.

What’s your favorite part of working at I-LABS?

I-LABS is a place where I can come to work and be paid to play with babies. I’m pretty sure loving what you do everyday makes you a happier person.

What’s something we might not know about you? 

I was a competitive collegiate boxer for the University of Washington.