I am a junior majoring in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, and I plan to attend pharmacy school after my undergraduate experience. My life goal is to help and understand people, and I feel that I would be able to best accomplish that in the healthcare field. I study the conversation between neurons and glial cells in the fruit fly brain in Dr. Lynne Oland and Dr. Leslie Tolbert’s lab at the University of Arizona, and I have been lucky to have had this opportunity since my senior year at Tucson High School. I lived in Dallas, Texas until I was 15, but I have fallen in love with Tucson and find myself participating in as many community events as I can. I am known to be snapping pictures of everyone around me because I realize that one day, I will forget the little things. The little things add up, good or bad – so I prefer to make the best of them all. I am surrounded and grounded by the best people in my life, including my family and friends from the UA, some of which I would have never met unless I had UBRP.
The University of Arizona’s Undergraduate Biology Research Program is partnering with KXCI 91.3 to produce “Thesis Thursday,” a weekly segment featuring student researchers talking about their undergraduate thesis projects, or research projects while working with University professors. Students describe their research, their overall goals and career interests and where they think their research will lead. As well, they get a chance to share the music and interests that motivate them.
Broadcast three times every Thursday with a new student each week.
Thursdays: 9:55 AM, 11:55 AM, and 2:55 PM
Produced by Cathy Rivers