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Alyssa Weninger, UNC '24

Alyssa
Weninger

Cohort 8

Hometown: Waban, MA

Major: Biology and Neuroscience, with a minor in Chemistry

Research Interest: Neuroscience



I really enjoyed the Summer EXCELerator because I was able to make friends before the year started and also feel more academically prepared and confident to enter my first year of college.




WHAT DREW YOU TO THE CSS PROGRAM?

I was inspired by the access to research opportunities and support given to students.


WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE CSS EXPERIENCE SO FAR?

I really enjoyed the Summer EXCELerator because I was able to make friends before the year started and also feel more academically prepared and confident to enter my first year of college.


HOW HAS CSS SHAPED YOUR CAREER GOALS?

The CSS program has made me very excited about the possibility of pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD after graduation.


WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY RESEARCH INTEREST?

I am interested in neuroscience research and will be working in Dr. Mark Zylka’s lab here at UNC.