Student Spotlight with Kaitlin Waite

Kaitlin Waite is pursuing a B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavior and a B.S. in Biological Sciences. She works with Howard Hock, Ph.D., in the FAU Undergraduate Vision Laboratory.

What are your research interests? What research or scholarly pursuits are you currently pursuing?

My current research interests focus on the perception of motion and speed in the visual system and how cortical brain damage can affect these responses. I am currently completing my Psychology Honors Thesis in this subject and plan to complete it in Spring 2020.

What do you like best about being at FAU?

I love all of the friends I've made at FAU and all of the organizations I've joined here during my undergraduate career! I have held leadership positions in the American Medical Student Association for three years now directing pre-medical mission trips, and in Pre-Health Ambassadors for two years organizing Pre-Health Professions Week, and wouldn't trade the experience for the world. 

What career are you interested in after you graduate?

I am currently planning on receiving a master's in biomedical science, and then medical school to become a doctor. Currently, I don't have any preference when it comes to what kind of doctor I would like to be, but my interests are in OBGYN and Ophthalmology.