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Hi! My name is Rachael Fisher and I am a junior from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I am a neuroscience major with minors in chemistry and data science. I was also a transfer student, arriving at UNC from Boston University my sophomore year. After completing my degree at Chapel Hill, I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in neuroscience and hope to study the etiological factors of Alzheimer’s Disease and drugs that may help prevent it! I currently do research in the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies under Dr. Ryan Vetreno, studying how adolescent binge drinking induces long-term changes in the brain. I am currently completing an honors thesis to dig into if these long-term changes accelerate Alzheimer’s Disease pathology. I began researching in this lab in August 2020, when I decided to take a gap year and work full-time as a research technician. Since I have returned to school, I have been thrilled to continue my research, become a published author, and progress on my thesis! I am also an ambassador for the Office of Undergraduate Research and love to help diversify the research community here at Carolina. Outside of my research, I was the co-president of the UNC Club Field Hockey team this past year and am a member of UNC Ski and Snowboard Club! If you have any questions about finding a full-time job in research, honors thesis/work-study, or just how to get involved, I am here to talk any time!