danieleDANIELE PACKARD

HOMETOWN:
Santa Fe, NM, Venice, Italy, San Francisco, CA                              
HIGH SCHOOL:
Santa Fe Prep, Liceo Scientifico G.B. Benedetti, University High School     
MAJOR:
Neuroscience and Behavior
STUDY ABROAD: 
Zanzibar, Tanzania, East Africa                   
ACTIVITIES:

I have been involved in Old Methodist Men’s Rugby since freshman year, acting as captain and head of finances since sophomore year, as well as other clubsports. I’ve been an Italian peer tutor since freshman year, and I tutor an elementary school student in Middletown. I was a member of the Residential Life Staff sophomore year acting as house manager for Film Hall. I’ve also been involved with Bon Appetit, the campus catering service, working in the dining hall and at other events.

OUTSIDE
WESLEYAN:
 
The summer after freshman year I worked as a camp counselor at a children’s camp in Italy. The following summer, I did neuroscience research in a lab at UC Berkeley while I took a course towards my major there.This past summer, I received a research fellowship from Wesleyan’s College of the Environment to do independent research in Tanzania. I did research for TanzSolar, a nonprofit company involved in promoting and distributing solar energy, in order toevaluate their products. During my time abroad, I published a paper on the viability of desalination as a source of water for rural Zanzibar.
FAVORITE
CLASS:
“Cultures of the Brain,” a Center for the Humanities course.This class attracted a diverse collection of students to discuss the overlap between neuroscience and the humanities. Every class taught me so much and left me wanting more.
FAVORITE WESLEYAN EXPERIENCE:
Too difficult to answer. The Wesleyan experience isn’t captured by one instance or activity; it is the sum of everything you do, all the classes you take, all the people you meet, and all the things you learn.   
AFTER
WESLEYAN:

I’m interested in the engineering combined plan Wesleyan has with Columbia University. I am, however, keeping an open mind and using the Career Center’s extensive connections to explore my options.

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