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.
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.
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.
Now in her second year of the Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience’s doctorate program in neuroscience, Kyra Parker is working on identifying neuronal signaling pathways that are involved in neurodevelopment and how exercise can influence the pathways.
Taylor Waldron hopes to continue her studies in graduate school when she graduates from the College of Veterinary Medicine in May. From Sumner, Washington, Taylor is a neuroscience major in the Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience. She is minoring in psychology.
Peter Yunker is a junior in Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience pursuing a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience with a pre-medicine track. Peter has spent recent summers in Alaska working as a commercial fisherman, but when he graduates in the winter of 2023, he hopes to head to medical school.