Andrea Marie Schiller, Outstanding Graduate for the Behavioral Neuroscience Department, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Behavioral Neuroscience and a minor in Chemistry.
At Western, Schiller was outreach coordinator for the NeRDS (Neuroscience Research-Driven Students) Club, organizing trips to elementary schools to teach neuroscience. She was president of the Pre-Dental Club and volunteered with Whatcom County Oral Health Coalition for events such as Sealant Day and Project Homeless Connect.
Schiller is also a member of a research lab that uses gene knockout techniques to study cognitive deficits associated with schizophrenia, presenting her research at two international Society for Neuroscience conferences. She has been accepted to the Doctorate in Dental Surgery program at the University of Washington and will begin in the fall.
A graduate of South Bend High School, Schiller is the daughter of Geoff Schiller and Emily Popovich.