Yaniris (Yani) Chacón

Class of: 2026

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Major: Neuroscience Major, Psychology Minor on the pre-med track

Why I Chose Northwestern:

Northwestern has always been my dream school! I felt that this university spoke to me with so much character, and urged me to be part of their community. In high school, I participated in many Northwestern internships for students interested in pre-med and there I found that I wanted to be part of the research and practice of medicine, especially since Northwestern has one of the largest medical institutions in the country. I also wanted to be close to home, since my family is also a huge priority to me

What I plan to do after graduation:

My plans after college is to go to medical school and begin my residency after that. I also want to be able to travel after I graduate, and to try to see the world.