Ved Shenoy is a junior at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South. He is a co-founder of the school’s Neuroscience Club and vice president of the HOSA chapter. He is also the founder of Resilient South, a mental health organization that aims to help students and faculty be more conscious and proactive about their overall well-being. Ved’s passions lie in the field of neuroscience and its applications in medicine and research. He recently completed a research internship under the guidance of a professor from Columbia University where he investigated visuospatial orienting deficits following damage to the brain’s frontoparietal network. Currently, Ved is conducting research at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in the Department of Biological Sciences, and recently presented at the university’s Summer Research Symposium. His research is primarily concerned with understanding the activation of oscillatory neuronal circuits in mice during reward-based learning and modeling that behavior computationally. In the future, Ved intends to continue his scientific explorations of neuroscience and pursue a career in medicine. Ved also loves distance running, watching movies, and dancing.