The NEURO Club

The Neuroscience Education, University Research, and Outreach Club at The University of Chicago

Elle Rathbun '18- President


Elle is a fourth-year undergraduate student from a beautiful small town in Southwest Colorado, and she is excited to be president this year! She is majoring in Biological Sciences and Neuroscience while also exploring the realms of art history and linguistics. She plans to continue on to graduate school to pursue her study of neurodegenerative diseases. Currently, she is working on her thesis in Neuroscience studying Alzheimer's disease. In her beloved spare time, Elle does pyrography, works various jobs, writes stories, tries new recipes, and pets as many dogs as possible.

Lindsey Jay '18 - Vice President

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Lindsey is a fourth year undergraduate student from Canton, Massachusetts. She is majoring in Biological Sciences and Neuroscience and hopes to pursue a career in pharmaceuticals developing medicine. Outside of NEURO Club, she enjoys making pottery and participating in intramural sports with Alper house. She is looking forward to being Vice President this year!

Yohyoh Wang '18- Marketing Director

Yohyoh is a fourth year who grew up in Houston, Texas. She is majoring in the Biological Sciences (spec. Neuroscience) and minoring in Statistics, and hopes to eventually conduct pharmaceutical research once she fully understands the brilliant chaos that is academia. During Yohyoh's second year as NEURO's marketing director, she plans to expand the interest and collaborative opportunities both within and outside of the club by all memes necessary. She is pictured with Stephanie Bi, who is a spectacular past NEURO board member, mentor, and brunch buddy. 

Oluwatoyosi Arogbokun '18 -
Director of the Committee on Educational Development (CED)

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Toyosi is a fourth year undergrad majoring in Comparative Human Development and minoring in Biological Sciences (or possibly majoring in Neuroscience). She loves learning about the brain and its role in behavior and diseases, and hopes to pursue a career as a pediatric neurologist or psychiatrist. she loves working with children and teaching as well. Outside of NEURO, she volunteers at the children's hospital, tutors on campus, and works at a local elementary school. In her free time, she loves to read as well as sing and dance around in her room.

Lena Woo '18 -
Director of the Committee on Undergraduate Education (CUE)

Lena is a fourth-year undergraduate currently studying abroad in Paris.

Shu Zhang '18- Treasurer

Shu is a third year undergraduate looking forward to serving as treasurer of NEURO this year. She hails from Nashville, TN, and she loves bubble tea, baking, and crafting. If the stars will allow it, she hopes to pursue a career in medicine.

Junho Song '18 - Secretary


Junho is a fourth year student majoring in Biology with a specialization in neuroscience. He studies in Dr. Sherman's lab studying the interconnectivity between thalamus and visual cortex, hoping to study sleeping disorders and the brain state of near-death experiences in the near future. Outside of NEURO, he enjoys having philosophical discussions with his friends, and he loves to spend time listening to hymns and hip-hop tracks.

Quentin Howlett '18 - Events Director

Quentin is a fourth-year undergraduate student.

Emily Shen '19 - External Relations Chair


Emily is a third year in the College majoring in Neuroscience and Biological Sciences. She currently works in the Ross Lab studying the biomechanics and neuromechanics of mastication, and hopes to pursue a career in dentistry. On campus she is also involved in the Taiwanese American Students Association and The Think Tank. In her free time, she enjoys checking out overly-hyped cafes/restaurants and daydreaming about her next travel destination!

John Havlik '19 - Grossman Institute Liason


John is a third-year undergraduate student. He is a Biology and Neuroscience major from Mequon, Wisconsin. John's activities outside NEURO club include researching in behavioral neuroscience, running track for the Maroons, running a gardening and beekeeping club on campus, riding his bike very far, reading, and apparently thinking of activities that start with R! He is working towards his dream of being a doctor and believes the best life one can live is a life of helping others! 

Nora Bradford '19 - Class of 2019 Correspondent


Nora is a third-year in the college, double majoring in Neuroscience and Philosophy.  She also works in a lab studying motor learning in mice. Outside of NEURO Club she plays on the women's lacrosse team, photographs for Bite, the on-campus culinary magazine, and works in college admissions. When she has down time, she's usually playing with her dog, Sandy.

Xica Felix '20 - Class of 2020 Correspondent


Xica Felix is a second year undergraduate from New York City. She enjoys learning about neuroscience and, as the picture implies...holding brains. As the Class of 2020 correspondent she hopes to share her love of neuroscience with the class of 2020 as well as with the University community as a whole. In her free time Xica likes to bake, read, and explore the outdoors.

Olivia Reeves '21 - Class of 2021 Correspondent


Olivia is a first year majoring in Psychology and minoring in Computational Neuroscience. She hails from Beverly Hills, Michigan and hopes to pursue a career in neuropsychological research or clinical neurology. Beyond NEURO Club, she loves to read, sing, and advance in her quest to find the best cup of coffee on campus. She hopes to attend medical school following graduation but has a lot of time to enjoy undergraduate life between now and then! She is delighted to be involved in NEURO Club and is excited about opening up neuroscience opportunities to the Class of 2021 and the College as a whole.