BS in Psychology, Minor in Neuroscience, UB;
PhD student, Neuroscience
Early in my undergraduate career, I struggled to merge my research interests in the field of psychology to those in neuroscience. Through UB’s Psychology program, I learned to use this ‘struggle’ as a strength. The department exposed me to courses and endless campus opportunities aimed toward diversity and collaboration, showcasing the interdisciplinary nature of psychology. This was further highlighted in the Psychology Honors Program, where I witnessed the vast span of psychological research topics from my peers and gained invaluable mentorship. These experiences pushed me out of my comfort zone, allowed me to gain confidence as a researcher, and encouraged me to follow my own timeline—all of which were vital in my decision to not only pursue a graduate program but also, strive to maintain the great balance between psychology and neuroscience that was established at UB.