My name is Conor Jackson, and I am a second semester senior here at UB with an intended Biomedical Sciences B.S., Psychology B.A., and a Neuroscience minor. Concerning my career goals, it has been my objective for as long as I can remember (that being second grade!) to be some sort of a doctor, although I was never quite sure exactly which kind of a doctor I wanted to be. It wasn't until the first couple of semesters here at UB that I realized I absolutely loved everything that had to do with the Nervous System-particularly, the brain and how neurons and circuits worked. It was due to this newfound interest that I adopted the Neuroscience minor and Psychology B.A., as I wanted to pursue this interest as far as I could at UB. This led me to adopting my ultimate goal of becoming a Neurosurgeon! My current plans involve taking a gap year to further delve into physician shadowing and clinical experience in the hopes of getting accepted into medical school for Fall 2021 admission. Academically, these interests have led me to pursue research in the field of Neuroscience, as I served as an RA for a year at Buffalo General Hospital conducting research on patients with Multiple Sclerosis. This work was nothing but extremely rewarding for me, and further solidified why I want to pursue the career goals that I chose. I also have participated on several medical service trips to Nicaragua, Panama, and this upcoming semester to Ghana. These experiences have been rewarding beyond belief- seeing the expressions of gratitude and thankfulness on the faces of individuals who might never before have received medical care does wonders to assure you that you are indeed making a difference in the world and in the lives of others.