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Heather Heitkotter ’16

How did you choose your area of study?

I chose to become a neuroscience major because I have always been interested in learning about why people think and act the way that they do, and how neurological disorders, such as autism or Parkinson’s disease, occur and why. Lake Forest College stands out from others because the college has a neuroscience department, and involves cellular level as well as behavioral level courses for neuroscience, which include creative, independent lab work and internship opportunities. My Lake Forest College experience has shaped who I am today, when I am in and out of the lab, and has helped me decide to go into a scientific career that involves neuroscience.