Hello! My name is Katia Deynega, and I’m a Bay Area native who is enjoying my time in Southern California. My major is Biological Sciences, and I am still deciding whether I will pursue grad school or medical school after completing my Bachelor’s degree. In either case, I am driven to this field and to Dr. Beier’s lab by my passion for neuroscience and how I can apply my scientific knowledge to improve healthcare for others. In my free time, I enjoy reading novels, hiking and biking, going to museums, and hanging out with friends.