My name is Shaylyn Fahey and I am a Junior at Bucknell University majoring in Neuroscience. This fall semester of 2017 I am overseas studying abroad at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. I grew up in Newtown, Ct and always had a love for science. After taking an introductory level psychology class in high school I was left wondering why all the behaviors and patterns I had learned about occurred; what in the brain causes us to act the way we do? This question is what inspired me to pursue neuroscience and study the brain on a deeper level. As a member of the Newtown community I am very passionate about doing what I can to prevent further tragedies like the one that occurred in my hometown, as well as removing the negative stigmas and stereotypes that surround brain health and treatment. Studying abroad has given me the opportunity to observe how communities across the world perceive brain health and to broaden my perspective on the different ways we can come together to further brain science research. I am currently working to build TAF’s social media presence and help to build this website.
Bucknell University majoring in Neuroscience