Dayanara Hidalgo Ambrosi ’25
I’m a double major in Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychology, with a minor in Forensic Psychology. I’m also the president of the Pre-Health Club!
What drew you to your majors?
I’m fascinated by the various theoretical approaches to understanding human behavior and mental processes, and I hope to use this knowledge to help individuals lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. Additionally, my minor in Forensic Psychology provides me with a unique perspective on the intersection between psychology and the criminal justice system. Through courses such as Introduction to Forensic Psychology, I have gained an understanding of how psychological principles can be applied to legal issues such as criminal investigations, jury selection, and eyewitness testimony. Ultimately, my goal is to use my education to make a positive impact on society, whether by contributing to scientific research or by working directly with individuals in need.
What are some of the coolest jobs you’ve had?
I had the joy of working for a pizzeria in Ecuador, first as a waitress and then as a sous chef! It was amazing being able to learn so much about the craft. During the pandemic, I was also hired by a notary here in NYC and started work as a document translator. Three years later, I still have the job, and I am forever grateful for discovering it. I love formatting documents and being able to use my bilingual skills to help people with their needs. At MMC, I’ve worked as the assistant recruiter in the Biology department and as a notetaker. Both roles were fulfilling as I took joy in being able to help out whenever and however I could.