She earned an International Baccalaureate with honors in 1999 from Lycée Jeanne d’Albret, in France, and then entered the University of Texas, in Austin, where she earned a B.S. in Computer Science (2005) and an M.A. in Plant Biology (2008). In 2013 she earned her Ph.D., cum laude, in Bioinformatics, from the University of Barcelona. Prior to coming to the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Hénaff undertook postdoctoral research at Barcelona’s Center for Genomic Regulation, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Weill Cornell Medical College, and was a research associate at the MIT Media Lab. Her teaching experience includes a program of international workshops implemented for varied audiences, from students at Rockefeller University to technologists at the Tokyo FabLab. Her research interests include: Biology, bioinformatics, transposable elements, microbiomes, and built environment.