blast from the past!
just heard from my FIRST Neuroscience mentor from summer camp 2007 for the first time in a few years!
Just touching base and hearing that he’s proud of what I am accomplishing and what my goals have become is so gratifying and makes me want to both jump up and down and get a little teary-eyed.
His journey with his father’s Parkinson’s mirrored my own in so many ways, and that summer really inspired me to go forth and pursue research as a tangible and real career path. He planted the ideas of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience and looking to research as soon as I could, and in a way instilled the values of good, conscientious understanding of Neuroscience as well as research methods that have stuck with me even to this day.
I am so glad that I have such great mentors, both in my past and in my present. and that in reality, they have never really left me. :]