Hometown: Bethlehem, Pa.
Bachelor of Science, Biology, Neuroscience, and Psychology
Activities and Achievements: A dean’s list student, Eller was a teaching assistant in biology. During her time at Wilkes, she also was a research assistant to biology Professor Mike Steele and to Assistant Professor of Tyisha Williams. She presented her research project conducted with Williams at the Society for Neuroscience Undergraduate Poster Session in 2017. In addition to her research experience, Eller also was a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success since 2017.
Eller has been the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards at Wilkes including the Grace C. Kimball Scholarship in Biology and the Judith H. and Leslie P. Weiner, MD ’57 Scholarship. She received the Bierly Fellowship in 2019 in support of her research experiences
Noteworthy: Eller was recognized as the Outstanding Student in Neuroscience in the 2020 graduating class. She also participated in two prestigious undergraduate research programs during her Wilkes career: one at Rutgers University in summer 2018 and a second at Baylor College of Medicine in summer 2019. Of those experiences, Eller says, “The programs are very competitive and I was honored to have those opportunities, which were important in shaping my passion for research as well as my future career.”
Favorite Part of the Wilkes experience: “I will forever cherish the amazing relationships I have made during my time here at Wilkes, from not only my close friends but also the faculty members that I have come to love and admire. My professors were always so supportive and my experience simply wouldn’t have been the same without them. Everyone here genuinely wants the best for you and wants to see you succeed. “
Future plans: “I will be attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center for their Ph.D. program in basic biomedical sciences, with focus on neuroscience. I hope to have a career centered in research to improve current medical treatments.”