Interests: Genetics, Neurobiology
16 years old and a junior in high school. Since her grammar school
days Lisa was drawn to science. Today she is very much drawn to
genetics, neurobiology and archaeology.
trying to keep her interests fresh and learn as much as she can
about anything and everything, Lisa hopes to end up with a career
that combines many interests, both in sciences and non-science fields.
She recently caught a glimpse of the undergraduate life by visiting
the University of California-San Francisco where she and other science-minded
teens studied the brain and discussed how much is not known about
the brain. In comparing the brains of mice and humans, Lisa was
amazed at the similarities.
picking brains, Lisa spends much time volunteering at Habitat
for Humanity. There she gets to explore her engineering side
while helping those in need. She's also a member of the Young Women
of NASA Advisory Council. There she works to make a difference in
the lives of other girls interested in science.