Shara Tonn

Shara Tonn is a Master’s student at Stanford University in Earth Systems, an interdisciplinary environmental science degree. Her focus is science communication and education. She is a part of the environmental radio group on campus, GreenGrid Radio and also enjoys performing improv with the Stanford Improvisers (SIMPs). Born and raised in Tennessee, Shara loves to travel and has lived overseas in Italy, Japan and Australia.

Epilepsy Research Aided by Sea Lions With Seizures

Some sea lions suffer from a form of epilepsy that bears a striking resemblance to epilepsy in humans. That insight could help scientists develop treatments and eventually find a cure for temporal lobe epilepsy, one of the most common forms that people get.