The Neuroscience major has been rewarding both academically and personally. The small cohort of like-minded individuals made for a challenging, collaborative, and exciting environment – all of which I hoped for in my major and time at the University of Washington. One of my favorite aspects of the major was having the opportunity to translate fundamental concepts learned in the classroom directly to organisms on the lab bench. The professors in the major welcomed every student with open arms and always encouraged us to push beyond our capabilities. I’m amazed by how much I have accomplished over the course of the major and am grateful for having the opportunity to do so.