Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

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Rochelle Kaper

Biological Neuroscience and Psychological Science
2023

Hometown: Summit, NJ

Off- Campus Experience

Data Strategies Intern at EquiLend: I used Python to extract tweets from Twitter's API, conduct sentiment and predictive analysis to help improve the company's trading recommendation system.

On-Campus Experience

Undergraduate Research: At CogWorks Laboratory, we analyze behavior patterns by collecting eye movement and keyboard data from subjects playing Tetris. At the Alzheimer's Research Prevention Project, I am currently assessing the reliability of an imaginary stress test by designing a protocol to test salivary cortisol levels

Food Recovery Network: Donate leftover food from dining halls to Joseph's House and Shelter in Troy, NY.

RPI Ski Team: Active member participating in GS and slalom races.

Greek Life: Member of Alpha Phi sorority.

Admissions Ambassador: Give tours to prospective students and serve as a panelist at events.

Favorite Class

My favorite class so far has been Behavioral Neuroscience! I really enjoyed learning about the physiological components involved in our everyday behaviors. We talked about really fascinating topics by reading journal articles such as how aromatherapy can affect EEG patterns and the differences in brain morphology of high-endurance athletes. We also got to work on a group project where I analyzed short-term memory and retrieval data from a mock experiment.