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Alexus Edmonds ’13

How did you choose your area of study?

As aNeuroscience major, I was very interested in mental health and its effects on the human body. After graduating my career plan is to work as a neurologist in a high risk urban neighborhood to help people with severe neurological issues. What I most enjoyed about studying at Lake Forest College is one on one support from professors in a hands-on learning environment. I conducted a senior research project in neuroscience by studying dating violence in African American communities and its connection to riskier sexual practice in Dr. Helen Wilson’s psychology lab at RFUMS. Since graduation I have started working as a research assistant at the University of Illinois in Chicago. I hope to pursue a career in public health care and family medicine after completing a dual-graduate degree in both areas.