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Alexandra Roman ’16

How did you choose your area of study?

I study neuroscience because the human brain is a large mystery that scientists continue to unravel. I find it remarkable that our neural circuitry can manifest in extremely complex behaviors. I’m also equally saddened and awed at how devastating the consequences of dysfunction in the nervous system can be for patients and their loved ones. I think my favorite part about the field is how interdisciplinary it is. I’ve been able to take classes on the philosophy, psychology, and biology of the mind, and tackle different perspectives on what makes the brain so special. Neuroscience has allowed me to take advantage of the liberal arts at Lake Forest College, and the training I’ve received through this program will serve me onwards as I pursue my medical degree and embark in the field of medicine.