What three words would you use to describe Lewis & Clark?
Unfortunately, I was not able to do research with a professor at Lewis & Clark. However, I did do research at 俄勒冈 Health & Science University (OHSU) in the Developmental Brain Imaging Lab during the summer after my sophomore year. The study I worked on was looking at the neurotoxic effects of alcohol in adolescents with and without a family history of substance use.
“Lewis & Clark is the reason I have my job.”
Why did you choose Lewis & Clark?
Aside from the enticingly beautiful campus, I chose Lewis & Clark for three reasons. First, I loved the prospect of being able to continue with athletics, while still having my primary focus be on academics. Second, I was very attracted to the small class sizes and the ability to have personal relationships with professors. In fact, I still have lunch every so often with several of my professors! Finally, I was impressed with Lewis & Clark’s global focus. Studying abroad was highly recommended, and even required for some majors. My study abroad experience in France provided me with new perspectives, confidence in the unknown, and a greater sense of self.
我在发育的脑成像实验室工作OHSU的，并且是对青少年大脑和认知发展（ABCD）研究的研究助理。 ABCD的研究是由美国国家卫生研究院资助，发生在全国各地的22个其他网站。一个联合体，我们计划在九月2018年招收12000第九，十岁，并按照他们十年。 ABCD的研究目的是研究大脑如何变化随着儿童青少年和年轻的成年人，而这些变化是如何与某些行为。我管理的神经心理测试和面试，以及操作MRI扫描。
How did Lewis & Clark prepare you for your job?
Lewis & Clark is the reason I have my job. As a sophomore, I received the Miller Award that allowed me to take the OHSU internship, and I was able to continue in the lab during the academic year doing an independent study under my advisor. I was offered my current position upon graduation. My success in the lab as an intern, and now as a full time research assistant, can also be credited to Lewis & Clark. My professors, classes, and peers taught me to think critically, question everything, and really think outside the box when solving problems. The classes I took for my psychology degree taught me how to read, digest, and also write research papers, which is a skill I utilize almost every day in my job. Over the four years I spent at L&C, I developed a passion for learning and a strong desire to continue my education.