Anna R. Whalen

Anna Whalen
Anna R. Whalen
2016
Major(s): 
Neuroscience
Minor(s): 
African Studies
Hometown: 
Melrose, MA
Activities: 
Works in the biology prep lab office; Vice President of Administration for Tri Delta Sorority; and training for third marathon in February.

St. Lawrence has allowed me to express my passion for both the sciences and African studies. In the fall of last year I studied abroad in Tanzania for four months where I did everything from snorkeling in the Indian ocean, to taking classes in one of Tanzania’s biggest cities, to being able to work with wonderful children at Foxes NGO in rural Mufindi. I have carried this passion back home to St. Lawrence where I am currently completing my capstone; I am planning my return to the African continent very soon! A late comer to the Neuroscience field, I have nevertheless found my footing. For the past two summers, I have had the wonderful opportunity to be an intern in neuroscience department of Tufts Cummings Veterinary School working on drug addiction studies with both morphine and oxycodone. Currently, I am working on a project assessing the affects of cerium oxide nanoparticles on multiple sclerosis mice models at St. Lawrence. When I am not in class or studying, you can find me working in the biology prep lab office, hanging out at my sorority, Tri Delta, where I also serve as Vice President of Administration, or training for my third marathon in February.