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Alannah
Jones

Cohort 6

Hometown: Columbia, SC

Major: Neuroscience, with a minor in Chemistry

Research Interest: Neurodevelopmental disorders



My experience with the CSS program has made me more confident in my science capabilities and my ability to persevere through challenges by working and studying with my peers.




WHAT DREW YOU TO THE CSS PROGRAM?

I was drawn to the CSS program because of its focus on building a community of motivated scholars with similar interests. The CSS program had incredible success rates, and students were not afraid to get started on their interests and find opportunities around campus that suited them early on.


WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE CSS EXPERIENCE SO FAR?

My favorite CSS experience was over the Summer EXCELerator when we had a movie night and, after the movie night, we played music and were all dancing and singing in the lounge of Old East.


HOW HAS CSS SHAPED YOUR CAREER GOALS?

My experience with the CSS program has made me more confident in my science capabilities and my ability to persevere through challenges by working and studying with my peers.


WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY RESEARCH INTEREST?

I am interested in studying neurodevelopmental disorders. I am currently in the Program for Early Autism Research, Leadership, and Service (PEARLS) Lab.