Neuroscience Major Jobs and Graduate School Acceptances 2023



Katie Barone

Hometown: Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Major: neuroscience
Employer: Lankenau Institute for Medical Research
Job title: biomedical research assistant 

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Working in a professor's lab elevated my experience at Dickinson because I was able start translating what I had learned into real laboratory skills. It came with new challenges and forced me to adapt but it was an incredible learning experience that made me feel much more prepared to graduate college and begin working. 

Keira Shoup

Hometown: Prince Frederick, Maryland
Major: neuroscience 
Employer: Select Medical
Job title: regulatory affairs summer intern
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
Dickinson has taught me how to critically think and how to express myself and present myself efficiently to others. I have learned great networking capabilities here and how to successfully manage time due to the rigorous demands of classes here. 
Internship Experience
  • Select Medical, Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

Beckett Blocker

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Major: neuroscience 
Employer: Boston University
Job title: neuroscience research technician 
What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?
There are so many defining moments for me at Dickinson, but some that stick out to me are getting to work in Visiting Professor of Neuroscience Meredith Rauhut's lab, and getting more hands on experience. Going abroad was very transformational for me, as I got to do work with a Ph.D. student there and explore postgrad research. Getting to work with the Cumberland Country Prison and coordinating with the staff there on their library project was also very transformative and meaningful to me. 
Internship Experience
  • Dickinson College, orientation director

Stephanie Uroda

Hometown: Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Majors: chemistry, neuroscience
Graduate School: University of Pennsylvania
Field of study: neuroscience

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

I have gained so much insight into a career in academia from my research advisor, Assistant Professor of Chemistry Colin Rathbun. Not only is he responsible for training me in a lot of the wetlab techniques I know, but he has also taught me a lot about the road to becoming a professor. He has been nothing but encouraging as I applied for various fellowships and graduate school programs—he read over my application materials, helped me talk out all my options, and instilled confidence in me when I was overcome with imposter syndrome. I have also learned a lot from Prof. Rathbun as an educator. The way he approaches teaching and his commitment to helping his students succeed are values I want to adopt when I become a professor in the future. Because of his mentorship and that of other faculty and staff members at Dickinson, I feel prepared for my future after graduation.

Internship Experience
  • Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine in Hershey, Pa., research assistant.
  • University of Pennsylvania , undergraduate research program.

John Jiang

Hometown: Yonkers, New York
Major: neuroscience 
Graduate School: Columbia Mailman School of Public Health 
Field of study: population and family health 

Brissa Black

Hometown: Lynnwood, Washington
Major: neuroscience 
Employer: McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School Affiliate
Job title: research associate
What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?
I'm most excited about being able to enjoy learning about a field of research I'm interested in without having exams every week.

Tanvi Kurup

Hometown: New York, New York
Major: neuroscience 
Employer: Columbia University
Job title: lab technician 
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
Dickinson has allowed me to receive a well-rounded education by having the opportunity to engage in courses centered on my neuroscience major, while also having the ability to participate in courses within the Department of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies for my Spanish minor, to name a few, which have broadened my perspective and knowledge as a student. Moreover, my health studies certificate has allowed me to understand the significant role that sociocultural and environmental factors play in science and shaping one's health and understanding the significance and role of intersectionality. 
Internship Experience
  • Carlisle YMCA, Carlisle, Pa., Strengthening Families program

Elizabeth Howerton

Hometown: Akron, Ohio
Majors: neuroscience, French & Francophone studies 
Employer: France TAPIF Program
Job title: English language assistant
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
Oral and written communication skills, problem solving, foreign language acquisition, introduction to topics and methods in biological sciences.
Internship Experience
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, neuroscience research intern



Published May 2, 2023