Being accepted into NextGenPop, an undergraduate program designed to enhance diversity within the field of population research and to cultivate the next generation of population scientists, is a significant achievement. This program offers undergraduates an on-campus research training experience during the summer, along with virtual research and professional development workshops throughout the academic year.

I defended my honors thesis and received distinction from the honors college (I’m working on a manuscript)

Diversity and Inclusion Award awarded by the National Latinx Psychological Association (NLPA).

The Yale School of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has selected me to participate in the Yale Program to Advance Training in Health and Science (PATHS).

I have been admitted into the PhD track. I am one of only 60 students selected for this exciting program among hundreds of applications received across the United States.

Accepted for the Neuro-Horizons workshop at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine. A very competitive mentoring program for prospective graduate students in the field of neuroscience.

Received a summer fellowship from the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh as a research trainee in translational neuroscience in the department of psychiatry.

Invited to join the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the oldest academic honor society in the United States, and the most prestigious.

Yodalys Aguilar (second from right to left)

National Undergraduate Research Week Research Poster Presentation Session at the University of Arkansas.

Yodalys Aguilar (right)

National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire.

Attended Dallas Aging and Cognition Conference 2023 as part of the Neuroscience Club at the University of Arkansas.

Recognized by Morgan Middlebrooks and the Chancellor’s Commission on Women as a University of Arkansas Extraordinary Woman.

Recognized by the Cognition of Depression and Anxiety Laboratory (CODA Lab) as Research Assistant of the month.

University of Pennsylvania’s Diversity and Equity Initiative in Mind Sciences (DiVE In) invited me to a fully funded in-person workshop.

Yodalys Aguilar (center); Rocky Statue in the background from the Rocky movie.