“I hope to go on to grad school to become a neuropsychologist. With my degree, I wish to work with veterans coming home with PTSD and other psychological issues.”
How have Carthage faculty had an impact on your life or Carthage career?
“Professor Daniel Miller has always been there to answer questions I have about my future and classes.”
“My favorite class at Carthage is the Neuroscience Research Methods and Statistical Analysis class. This class has many hands-on learning opportunities, which makes learning harder subjects much more interesting.”
“The toughest class I have had is Cognitive Psychology. This class is very interesting, but it is forcing me to apply what I know to situations instead of just memorizing the information.”
Opportunities at Carthage
“Yes, the Hay Presidential Scholarship. Receiving this scholarship was a great honor. It made me feel like everything I was working toward in my future was finally within reach. The judges recognized everything I had done in and out of high school and that made me feel very proud of all the work I had done. This scholarship made attending Carthage possible!”
Favorite moments and memories at Carthage
“I loved going through formal spring recruitment and finding my home at Carthage.”
Biggest surprise so far
“The biggest surprise so far has been finding friends that I feel like I have known my entire life. It’s hard to believe I have only known them for less than two years.”
What would your 8-year-old self think of you now?
“My 8-year-old self would be proud I stuck with wanting to work in the medical field. I was always interested in the medical field and didn’t let the many years of schooling and work ahead scare me away.”
Why should other students consider your major? What advice do you have for them?
“I love the neuroscience major! The opportunities it has given me so far are amazing. I am part of a research team with other neuroscience and biology students and a class where I get to do surgery on rats to help Professor Daniel Miller with his research. Take full advantage of all opportunities your major gives you!”