Get to know our Pullman Scholar Maribell Heredia, ’17, a neuroscience major at University of Illinois at Chicago.

Why Neuroscience? Maribell is drawn to neuroscience because she finds the processes of the brain fascinating, and this major will allow her to understand how people think and why they act in certain ways. During this past spring semester, Maribell took a psychology course and her professor was in the cognitive neuroscience field—his teaching inspired her to pursue this major.

In her spare time, Maribell likes to:  Explore museums, take walks along the lake shore, and meet up with friends.

This past May, Maribell finished her first year at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She is on track to complete a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience with a minor in chemistry. Her main aspiration is to attend a prestigious medical school and become a doctor. (more…)