camille

CAMILLE
CASARENO '15

HOMETOWN:
Springfield, OH            
HIGH SCHOOL:
Springfield High School
MAJOR:
Neuroscience & Behavior
WHY I CHOSE WES: 
Once I had gotten all my acceptance offers from various schools, the deciding factor was an economical one: financial aid. Wesleyan simply offered me the best aid package, making it cheaper for me to attend here than other comparable private schools and even my flagship state university. I loved Wesleyan upon my arrival in the fall of 2011 (I never visited!) and have been happy here ever since.
ACADEMIC
INTERESTS:
I chose Neuroscience & Behavior as a major because I am interested in memory and learning: how does the brain manage tasks of various complexities from walking to language learning? I thought the biological and psychological approach of the Neuroscience & Behavior major fit my interests. I am also interested in entering the medical field in the future. 
FAVORITE CLASS:

My favorite class so far has been the Neurophysiology Laboratory with Professor Bodznick. Bodznick is a great teacher, ever patient and kind. The lab is a very hands-on experience and allowed me to connect what I learned in other neuroscience classes with real animals. We were able to design our own project at the end of the semester with a lot of freedom, where I felt more like a researcher and less a student being fed information.

CAMPUS
ACTIVITIES:

W’Escrime (Wesleyan's premier fencing team)
Wesleyan Clinic Escorts
PINOY (Wesleyan Filipino Students Association)
Hospital Volunteer at Midstate Medical Center

WHY I CHOSE TO BE A TOUR GUIDE:
Being a tour guide lets me tell my Wesleyan story, and how it has shaped me so far. I am thankful and extremely happy to be here. I hope that I can help prospective students start their own Wesleyan experience by showing them what our school and fantastic student body has to offer. 
FAVORITE MOVIE:
Trainspotting
FAVORITE SONG:
D.D. by The Weekend
FUN FACT:

I make my own bread – wheat, banana, pumpkin, etc. – every week.

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