Q&A with neuroscience student Kaylie Richards

Kaylie Richards has aspirations of medical school after she graduates this spring from WSU. From Pacifica, California, about 20 minutes south of San Francisco, Kaylie is majoring in neuroscience, pre-medicine track, and minoring in biology.  

How has WSU prepared you for your future?

WSU has prepared me for my future by providing amazing resources, mentors, and friends that I will hold onto long after my time at WSU has passed.

What’s your favorite thing about WSU?

My favorite thing about WSU is the community. You could be anywhere in the world and feel at home when hearing “Go Cougs!”

What’s your favorite course you’ve taken at WSU?

My favorite course I’ve taken at WSU was Biology 315, Human Anatomy, taught by Dr. Johnson. I enjoyed this class because we got the opportunity to actually visualize the structures of the human body while learning about common diseases associated with different organs. This class made me eager to begin my journey in medicine.

What do you hope to do when you graduate?

I hope to work in a lab when I graduate while studying for the MCAT and then apply to medical school.

Do you currently work in a lab at WSU?

I am a research assistant in Dr. Delevich’s lab where I work on experiments involving neural circuits and behavior.

What’s one of your favorite hobbies?

One of my favorite things to do is go on walks with my friends and enjoy a good cup of coffee!

What’s a unique fun fact about you?

A unique fun fact about me is that I went to school in Spain for three weeks in high school and lived with a host family.