Casey Becker

Casey Becker spring 2019 scholarship winnerCasey Becker is a PhD student at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. She wants to be a clinical psychologist.

Her essential tremor diagnosis came during her first year of college. It caused her to become depressed, confused and distraught. After seeking support from a clinical psychologist, she knew that she, too, wanted to be that person who helps others.

“By studying the brain, my disorders have turned from a psychological burden into a fascinating first-hand experience of atypical neural function,” she said.

She is a humanitarian who wants to make a difference in the world. She has raised more than $150,000 to help fund an orphanage in Nepal. She spent years working as an emergency refuge for disadvantaged families. The RMIT University student union presented her with “The Most Charitable Student” award. She is a member of the G Key Society, Australian Cognitive Neuroscience Society, American Psychiatric Society and the Music4Children Charity.