Hey everyone! I’m Maria Birrittella from Yonkers, NY (five minutes from the start of NYC) and I am a neuroscience major. My little brother was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was around three years old and ever since then I have wanted to know what causes this horrible disorder. I only have one brother but I also have a jack russel named Sofie who is treated just as well as a human in my house. I used to be very athletic and played soccer and danced competitively until I partially tore all of the ligaments in my knee and tore up all the cartilege (fun!!!!). Now I spend my time volunteering at my church, watching Netflix and going on little adventures with my friends and family. I am very excited to be at UD and can’t wait to see where this semester takes us!