Shabnam's go-to karaoke song is Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody."
Shabnam earned her Ph.D. in Computation and Neural Systems from Caltech, where her work focused on modeling the neural mechanisms supporting cognitive control; she holds a B.A. in Psychology with minors in Biology and Creative Writing from Stanford University. She has also trained at the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Institute of Mental Health. Additionally, Shabnam has industry experience, combining data science, intervention design, and user experience design to direct the Behavioral Labs effort at Welltok. She joined the Adcock Lab in 2016 to characterize the therapeutic potential of real-time neurofeedback for behavior change, especially in clinical populations such as ADHD.