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Amanda Gibbs ’16

How did you choose your area of study?

There have been tremendous advancements in the scientific and medical fields this century and even this decade, but there is still a great deal of progress that needs to be made and that is why I am studying neuroscience. I am fascinated by the brain and how it works (or in some cases, fails to work) as well as the mysteries that have yet to be solved. Though becoming a surgeon is my ultimate goal, I hope to contribute to the neuroscience field through research both during and after my time at Lake Forest College. What I love most about Lake Forest is the way in which I am able to work with professors, who make learning far more than merely tests and grades; professors are constantly available to answer any question or quarry their students have. With their help and the knowledge I’ve gained, it is my intent to apply to medical school following graduation.