My name is Elizabeth (Liz) SahagĂșn (she/her)

I was born in California and am rooted from Jalisco, Mexico.

Currently at Purdue University, Indiana as a PhD candidate in neuroscience & behavior and a graduate instructor.

Apprentice single pitch climbing instructor (PCIA) and alpine guide (AMGA). Wilderness first responder. Avalanche Training (AIARE Level 1 and Rescue).


  • Contribute to science, become a professor, and advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in academia.
  • Advance as a mountain athlete and become an alpine guide to promote diversity in outdoor leadership.
  • Build a house in Mexico to host family and friends, and share the joys I grew up with.