Kirsten Ebanks

Kirsten Ebanks, William A. Dart Scholar

Kirsten Ebanks
2014 William A. Dart Memorial Scholar
Northeastern University in Boston, MA, Behavioural Neuroscience
Aspiring to a career in medical research – primarily in the fields of addiction therapy and abnormal psychology – Kirsten was invited to Northeastern to attend the University Honours Programme, where she is now in her final year of studies.
Kirsten was drawn to Northeastern by its renowned co-ops, where experiential learning opportunities within select work placements are combined with classroom learning. Kirsten’s first co-op placements was with Harvard Medical School’s Department of Neurobiology in the Goodrich Lab. In July 2017, Kirsten began her second six-month co-op at XTuit Pharmaceutical, where she will assist with research on cancer and fibrosis.  
Northeastern also enabled Kirsten to take on role’s such as Research Assistant in the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Lab and volunteering in Northeastern’s Enabling Engineering programme, where students design and build tools and products to benefit those with disabilities – her group designed a cup to benefit patients with Parkinson’s and conditions of motor deficits.
Outside of her studies, Kirsten is a talented musician and artist, and her goals included graduate studies and returning to Cayman and working to improve facilities and programmes for the treatment of mental illness and addiction.
Kirsten, we are very proud of your many achievements. 
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