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Big Brain Scholars was created to serve families and educators dealing with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disroder (ADHD). Big Brain Scholars holds space and provides tools for families to learn how to navigate Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) by supplying peer-reviewed resources and devising strategies for success  from her own personal experience and expert training. From university dropout to the Academic Dean’s List, Elam has personally developed and implemented evidence-based strategies that helped her achieve outstanding grades and professional success.


Meet the Founder

Hi there, I'm Katherine! I am a tutor, artist, and researcher devoted to furthering the academic literature that explores the connections between neuroscience and performing arts. I earned my 200-hour yoga teacher certification and uncovered the healing tools I needed to succeed. Now, I bring those tools, and more, to my students and my work.


I was diagnosed twice-exceptional with ADHD as a toddler and struggled in school for most of my life. As a teacher, I’m devoted to supporting neurodivergent children in school and beyond. Outside of the classroom, I am a professional actor and artist. I love being able to perform and use my creative work as a tool to show students how amazing our ADHD brains are. 

I started Big Brain Scholars because I've finally become the teacher I always needed to succeed. I took myself from college dropout to the Dean's List, but, like most ADHD brains, I had to do it my way.

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2022 - Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)

Bachelor's of Interdisciplinary Studies

Dean's List; Friend's of French Outstanding GPA Scholarship Award

- Contributing researcher: Farhat, Reem (2022) "The Effects of Nutrition and Exercise on the Mental Wellness of Preschool Children," McNair Research Journal SJSU: Vol. 18 , Article 8.

2020 - School Yoga Institute, Yoga Instructor Training

200-hour Yoga Alliance, Registered Yoga Teacher Training

30-hour YACEP Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Certification

50-hour YACEP Energetic Anatomy Yoga Teacher Certification

2018 - St. John's University (New York City, NY)

Dean's List (2018 - 2019)

2012 - National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist

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