My name is Morgan Scarth and I graduated from the University of San Diego in May of 2016 with a B.A. in Behavioral Neuroscience and minors in French and Religious Studies. I was fortunate enough to start an internship with The Avielle Foundation during the summer before my senior year of college.
My interest in the study of the brain began in a freshman psychology class, where we learned mostly about the behavioral aspects of psychology, and I couldn’t help but wonder what was going on beneath the surface. I was curious as to what exactly was going on in our heads on a biochemical level to cause us to act in a certain way. Towards the end of my first semester of college, the Sandy Hook tragedy occurred. Even though I was across the country, I remember being horrified that something so terrible could happen so close to my hometown of Redding, CT.
I am currently working for a biomedical device company in San Diego, CA, and am planning on returning to school in the next year to pursue a Master’s in Public Health. My ultimate goal is to pursue a PhD, with a focus on psychiatric epidemiology, and research the psychological and public health factors contributing to increased violence.
Please check out this perspective piece published in our journal Violence and Gender – Preventing Violence with Diet, Exercise, Sleep, and Lifestyle Modification.
University of San Diego