Before entering graduate school, I did some work in science journalism:
De Freitas, J. (2013). Seeking the atom of attention. Discover.
De Freitas, J. (2012). Disappearing hand trick wins best illusion of 2012. Nature.
De Freitas, J. (2012). Why is memory so good and so bad? Scientific American Mind.
De Freitas, J., and Liverence, B. M. (2012). The secrets of your brain’s zoom lens. Scientific American Mind.
I help organize a movie club, and am a student (blue belt) of Brazilian jiu jitsu.
Previously, I was a Bronze Ironman All World Triathlete, and toured with America's oldest collegiate a capella group, The Whiffenpoofs of Yale.