College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
 
  
Macaulay Honors College

Macaulay Honors College
 Student Government

Elizabeth Che, Psychology major

Elizabeth CheAttending the Macaulay Honors College at the College of Staten Island has allowed me to challenge myself by actively participating in CSI’s student life and academics. I have immersed myself in neuroscience research ever since freshman year, analyzing the footprints of Fragile X mice. The purpose of this research is to provide institutions with an alternative method to characterize and treat patients with this syndrome, the most common inherited form of mental retardation in males. In addition to my neuroscience research, I founded and have been president of the Japanese Visual Culture Club (JVCC) for the past two years. The JVCC focuses on promoting interests in Japanese culture through film screenings and other activities like making crafts and baking Japanese pastries. My interest in justice and law has led me to join the CSI Faculty Student Disciplinary Committee, Student Government, and College Council. CSI’s Macaulay Honors College students are given unlimited opportunity to discover their potential and broaden their own understanding of themselves.