About Miski D.
My name is Miski and I will be a fourth year student in the Neuroscience and Mental Health program this year. I’m super excited to be returning for my third year as a mentor with the SSSC! I’ll also be the Kick-Start into Science - Science Accelerator Co-Coordinator.
Being a first year student can definitely be both exciting and challenging. If there is one piece of advice I’d offer to a first year student it would be: try to make use of all the resources available to you on campus. Want to get active? Be sure to use the gym at Athletics. Join a sports team or intramurals. Struggling with a class topic? One option is to talk to your prof or TA about it. Want to get involved? There’s so many things on campus for you to choose to become a part of. There’s so much resources available on campus for so many things. Try to get out there, get involved and use them :)
I’m super interested in research and have explored this area since the summer of my first year at Carleton. This year I’ll continue working in Dr. Abizaid’s lab. In addition to being a mentor with the SSSC, I also volunteer with Let’s Talk Science and also do some work with the Society for Neuroscience. When I’m not in class or studying, I can be found reading (a lot!). Finding things to do outside of my classwork has really helped enrich my university experience. It’s important to take some time for study breaks, doing something you enjoy and meeting new people. Finding things to get involved with during my time here has helped me in all of these areas and more. I definitely encourage finding something you’re passionate about and helps you relax.
If you ever have any questions or would like to talk about anything, be sure to drop by the SSSC. I look forward to meeting you!