Only a handful of years ago Matteya Proctor was wrapping up her high school studies in her hometown of Deary, Idaho, where she was one of just 10 seniors in the class of 2020. Now at WSU, she is pursuing a double degree in neuroscience and psychology while gaining invaluable experience assisting in groundbreaking research projects on the brain, aging, and sleep.
Medical school is in the plans for Sydney Swatzell when she graduates from WSU this spring. The Spokane, Washington, native and West Valley High School graduate is currently pursuing a degree in neuroscience and specializing in pre-medicine.
Carson Carruthers has spent her time at WSU gaining valuable research and building relationships she hopes will help get her accepted into a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program after she graduates in May. Originally from Vancouver, Washington, Carson is a genetics and cellular biology major on the pre-veterinary track.
Raised in an Air Force family, Audrey Almeria has spent her life traveling and living all over the world, and she even graduated high school in Misawa, Japan. But she has found a home at Washington State University, where she is double majoring in psychology and neuroscience and will graduate this coming spring. When she leaves Pullman, Audrey hopes to attend medical school and pursue family medicine.
Microbiology major Alison Dockery dreams of one day becoming a small animal veterinarian, and she will be one step closer to that goal when she graduates from WSU this spring. Dockery moved from Dublin, Ireland, to the United States in 2011 and later graduated high school from Sammamish, Washington. She is majoring microbiology and is on the pre-veterinary track.
As a fan of mystery and true crime, neuroscience student Tori Wallingford says in another life she could see herself being a forensic pathologist. But after the Bellevue, Washington, native graduates this December, Tori hopes to get into veterinary school and eventually become a small animal general practitioner or an animal ophthalmologist.
When neurology major Maddie Click wraps up her undergraduate studies at WSU his coming May, it won’t be long before she’s back in the classroom. The Redmond, Washington, plans on returning to school to pursue a master’s degree in neuroscience.