Murray 1693 Scholar
Charlottesville, VA (Monticello High School)
Psychology and Biology
- My research revolved around the neuroimaging of psychopathology. I worked with both ERP and NIRS machines, and worked on an honors thesis/Murray project investigating the neural correlates of emotional processing in clinical and control populations.
- Past research interests include motor recovery in stroke survivors and the effect of kinesthetic perceived space on cognition.
- Co-Editor in Chief of the DoG Street Journal, a daily online newspaper and monthly news magazine
- President of Unite For Sight, a service group that provides free vision screenings and educational programs in the community
- Involved in CARES, a group that raises eating disorder awareness on campus
- Member of Alpha Chi Omega
- Performed with a Middle Eastern dance ensemble once or twice a semester
- Oxford University study abroad program
- Service work in Romanian orphanage
The Murray Scholars program has given me amazing opportunities at an already stellar school. I can't imagine attending college anywhere but William and Mary, and the Murray Scholars program has helped me make the absolute most of my college experience.
Where am I now?
I am enjoying graduate school in the Department of Psychology at Indiana University. I applied for research grants and was awarded a highly competitive National Science Foundation Doctoral Research Fellowship. This award is based primarily on the undergraduate record of research achievements. I am entering my final year in my clinical science Ph.D. program, and will be applying for my clinical internship this fall (a whole year of clinical work--analogous to an MD residency but way shorter). And, my publication count is up to seven!