Victoria H. Selian (Chief Gap Year Intern)
Major: Biology, International Affairs minor
Bio: I graduated from Northeastern University having completed two co-ops. My first co-op was in Belgium at IMEC/Neuro-Electronics Research Flanders in a neurosurgery lab where I researched motor function and plasticity post-paralysis. My second co-op was at the Infant Vision Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital, where I investigated Retinopathy of Prematurity via vision research experiments on children and young adults. In addition to my co-op experiences, I volunteered at Boston Children’s on a surgical inpatient floor, was Hall Council President at Northeastern where I organized monthly charity and social events, and ran research experiments with the Kreiman lab at Harvard Medical School on low-vision participants to find ways to improve assistive mobility technologies. Having grown up in the Boston area, I am excited to continue to work in this community. In my free time, I volunteer at a local women’s shelter, Rosie’s place. I also love baking anything and everything, yoga, reading a good book, and skiing.