Jocelle Marius '16

Debate Team (Co-Founder and Captain)
Model U.N. (Co-President)
Theater (Fall Musicals)
Likes to bowl with friends

Hometown: Randolph
Attending: Yale University

What are your plans for next year?

I’m going to Yale University, and I plan to major in Cognitive Science with the goal to become a neurologist or neurosurgeon.

How did Thayer help shape your plans?

I’ve always liked science, and in my junior year I took an ISR (Independent Student Research) course. For the course I got a position at a Visual Neuroscience Lab at Boston University. They try to understand how the brain works through vision. I have my own project examining the visual similarities and differences between patients with ADHD and autism. I’m still working there and will continue through the summer.

What inspired you to start the Debate Team?

I decided to start the team after attending a Public Forum Debate Camp at Harvard. I had always had an interest in debate after I saw the movie The Great Debaters. I felt that the Thayer community could really use another outlet to exercise the analytical and persuasion skills that develop through public speaking.

What was your most memorable Thayer experience?

Hairspray, the musical during my sophomore year. It was a fun musical to do, and I made a lot of friends. It's a group of people I didn't meet until sophomore year. I don't really dance, but I was dancing and singing. And after that I kept doing musicals and was in West Side Story and Footloose.