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Neurosurgeon in Training: Student’s Dreams Become Closer to Reality
Janeily Perez '18

November 04, 2015

Janeily Perez '18 has known since she was a young girl that she wants to be a neurosurgeon, perhaps specializing in pediatrics. 

"I have been fascinated with learning about the brain and how it functions," she says.

Neuroscience is one of our newest programs, and Perez calls it "thrilling" to be part of it. She relishes the truly interdisciplinary nature of the program, which brings together biology, chemistry and psychology.

"Not only does one get to learn and understand the brain from a psychological standpoint, but one also gets to understand the chemical and biological components of the brain. That is what really intrigued me," she says. Perez has even added a psychology major and chemistry minor.  

"Neuroscience already incorporates many psychology and chemistry courses. However, I don't want to stop there. I would like to push myself into taking many other psychology and chemistry courses outside of the ones needed for the neuroscience major," she explains.

After graduation, Perez hopes to attend medical school to achieve her dream of becoming a neurosurgeon. 

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