Alumnae Spotlight

Kaela Singleton

Kaela S. Singleton '14

After graduating for Agnes in 2014 with a B.S. in Neuroscience and Classical History, I am a full-time graduate student, earning a PhD at Georgetown University in the Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience. My experience in the Classics department has helped me tremendously in critical thinking, writing and approaching scientific questions from a unique perspective.

Thus far my thesis research focuses on understanding the development of the nervous system in two distinct animal models - an unprecedented perspective that my courses in Classics afforded me - namely to think outside of the box and to consider the importance of a new perspective on existing ideas. My future plans are to receive my Masters degree in Classical Literature from Georgetown University as I complete my Ph.D in neuroscience. My goal is to be trained in numerous disciplines and perspectives of academia.

My ultimate goal  is to instill in future students the knowledge and power of both Neuroscience and Classical history at a small liberal arts college, in the same way it was so generously instilled in me as an undergraduate.