Moriah White

How I got into science

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved everything about science. There has never been a time where I wasn’t fascinated by how everything around me works and why it functions the way it does. The moment that solidified my interest in pursuing science and engineering was in my freshman year biology class in high school. We were watching the movie Contagion, and all I remember thinking is how cool it would be to do what the scientists in the movie were doing and make a vaccine/find a cure to a disease to save the lives of millions. Realistically, I knew that curing the whole world of a disease was most likely not going to happen, but it made me realize the impact that my work and research could have on people. Fast forward to now, I’m a rising senior studying biomedical engineering and working in a neuroscience lab. It’s taken a long time to get here, but my love for science and discovery hasn’t gone away. If anything, it’s even stronger than ever.

Non-science biography:

Whenever I’m not in the lab or studying for an exam you can probably find me sleeping, reading, scrolling through Instagram or TikTok, riding my dirt bike, or shopping. I love everything about fashion and being in nature, which is a very unlikely combination, but one that makes sense if you know me. I love to travel as well-- almost every day I have a strong desire to just get up and move to Paris, work in a little coffee shop, and shop around all day in the vintage boutiques. I would also love to go off the grid for a couple of months and travel around all of the national parks in the US. These are two very different scenarios, but if you ask anyone, they’d say it makes sense when you know me.



A Rip in Heaven, Water for Elephants




This changes often, but currently Avatar: The Last Airbender


Lil Uzi Vert, blackbear


Avocado toast




Racing dirt bikes

Coffee, friend or foe:

More of an acquaintance

One thing I’m sorry I’m not sorry about

How much I like the Kardashians.

What I look for in a scientist

Someone who is passionate about the research they are doing, and optimistic about what each new discovery can hold.