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Brittany Avonts ’17


How did you choose your area of study?

My decision to become a neuroscience major stemmed from a personal experience of watching my grandfather struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.  Since then I have a desire to know more about neurological diseases and understand more about them.  Neuroscience has allowed me to gain a deeper understanding at the molecular level behind these diseases and has reinforced my desire to pursue a career as a physician.  In doing so, I hope to relieve the burden to families who struggle with the emotional and physical demands of having a family member with any illness or disease.  After graduation, I intend to take a gap year to obtain more clinical experience and then plan to apply to medical school and start my journey in becoming a doctor.