Q&A with neuroscience student Alexis Daniels
When not singing the praises of WSU as a student ambassador, Alexis Daniels is committed to her studies and assisting in groundbreaking research in Dr. Kristen Delevich’s lab in the Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience. Originally from Parker, Colorado, Alexis is currently pursuing a degree in neuroscience while completing pre-pharmacy prerequisites. She has her eyes set on attending pharmacy school when she graduates from WSU this spring.
How has WSU prepared you for your future?
WSU has exposed me to unique research opportunities that will prepare me to continue to professional school. WSU has also adequately prepared me with the appropriate knowledge and skills to be successful wherever my career takes me. Being a Coug has opened endless networking opportunities and support for after I graduate.
What’s your favorite thing about WSU?
My favorite thing about WSU is how strong the community is. Even when I go home to Colorado to visit family, I inevitably will get a “go Cougs.” Being a part of WSU extends much further than just my four years in Pullman.
What’s your favorite course you’ve taken at WSU?
My favorite course that I have taken at WSU is Neuroscience 302 taught by Dr. Rita Fuchs. This course showed me the scope of neuroscience and how it could be connected to pharmacy. I enjoyed this course so much because the material was always engaging and expanded my knowledge of neuroscience greatly.
What do you hope to do when you graduate?
When I graduate, I hope to continue on to pharmacy school and specialize in clinical pharmacy.
Do you have a job or work in a lab or somewhere else?
I currently work as a student ambassador at WSU, otherwise better known as a Cougar connector. I really enjoy working with the office of admissions and having the opportunity to tell students why WSU was the perfect decision for me. I also work in Dr. Kristen Delevich’s lab quantifying neuronal spines in order to better understand spine pruning in adolescence.
What’s one of your favorite things or favorite hobby?
One of my favorite hobbies is reading whenever I get some free time in between being a full-time student, working, and doing research.
What’s a unique fun fact about you?
A unique fact about me is that I played basketball for about 10 years.