Junior CSCG Fellow
I am a strong believer that science is supposed to be for the betterment of society, not just to discover and/or create new things simply because we can. I believe that the Center for Science and the Common Good also shares this common belief, which is why I believe that the CSCG, and other programs like it, are extremely important. The Center has provided me with amazing opportunities to meet new like-minded people, discuss and learn about important scientific issues, and hear experts’ opinions on how science has a large impact on society. I hope to use the experience and knowledge that I gain from the CSCG to move onto graduate school after graduation at Ursinus and attain my PhD in Neuroethics. I ultimately plan to become a professor of Neuroethics and conduct research on the humaneness of the rapidly expanding field of Neuroscience.
My Major / Minor / Campus Organizations
As of the fall of 2016, I will be working on research with Dr. Joel Bish in his lab. We are looking at the role of executive function and impulse control in typical and atypical neurological development. Executive function and impulse control are both maintained by the frontal lobe of the brain, which is the main area of study for our lab.
My CSCG Courses
POL-399 (Science and the Common Good); PHL -240 (Ethics)
Life After Ursinus
I believe the impacts on society should be considered when doing any type of scientific work, which is why it is extremely important to have groups like the CSCG to ensure that this cross-section between science and society is well understood.