The International Association of Synaesthetes, Artists, and Scientists is honored to welcome Romke Rouw, PhD into the role of Science Director. Dr. Rouw is a professor at the University of Amsterdam, where she serves as a faculty member in the Brain and Cognition group in the Psychology department. She currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses, gives lectures to academic and non-academic audiences, and performs cognitive and neuroscience research, with a focus on perception and sensation. Dr. Rouw has a specific interest and fascination for the surprisingly loose relationship between the stimulus input from our physical environment, and the rich sensations in our private mental world. Welcome Romke!