Student Spotlight with Jinelle Vazquez

Pursuing a B.S. in Biological Sciences and a minor in Psychology, Jinelle Vazquez, a Senior at FAU High School, works with Teresa Wilcox, Ph.D. in the Infant Cognition Lab.

What are your research interests? 

In my lab, we are interested in infants' cognitive and perceptual abilities. To be specific, we are interested in the development of social cognition resulting in the study of how infants process various social cues such as facial expressions and communicative gestures and how infants use information from social versus mechanical informants.

What do you like best about being at FAU?

What I like best about FAU are the opportunities I have been able to partake in because of the amazing faculty members and students that I have become close to. With such a strong support system, I have been able to reach out of my comfort zone and do things I have only dreamed of such as becoming Sergeant-at-Arms for the American Medical Student Association and President of Pre-Health Ambassadors.

What career are you interested in after you graduate?

After completing my undergraduate career, I would like to pursue a Master's in Public Health before applying to work in the Peace Corps or in a non-profit organization. My goal with this is to gain real-world volunteer experience before applying to medical school.