Meet Katie


Undergraduate Student

Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Working on Class Performance

Katie entered her sophomore year feeling like she was getting a handle on MIT. After receiving one of the lowest scores in the class on her first exam in introductory neural computation, a core subject in her major, Katie questioned her path and her judgement. Enacting the failure plan that she had made for herself, Katie took time for self-care and reflection, so that she could more calmly reach out to her professor and TAs for feedback on her study strategies.

I am now a computational neuroscientist. I love it. It's the only thing I'd like to be doing on this planet.”

Katie, Undergraduate Student

Katie’s Strategies

Katie Talks About Study Strategies

Katie Talks About Not Comparing Yourself to Others

Katie Talks About Growth Mindset

Another Point of View

Listen to other students relating to this same struggle and what helped them cope.