In Fortitude: A PTSD Memoir, Apryl learns that healing from trauma is so much more than a scientific experiment.


Apryl's weekly blog, The Egghead Agenda, covers topics such as science, women, education, mental health, LGBT issues, and if you're lucky, funny things her dogs do.












I am a postdoctoral research fellow in the Michigan State University Neuroscience Program where I research the effects of trauma on the brain. 


I also serve on the Board of Directors of the Firecracker Foundation, a nonprofit that honors the bravery of children who have survived sexual trauma by building a community invested in their healing.


I create art much the same as I do science: by smashing, throwing, splashing, and generally making a mess.








Apryl Pooley

Artist/Writer/Scientist/Human being