University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Class of 2018
A Take Stock in Children scholar, Tyler Dwyer is from Clay County and graduated from Keystone Heights High School in 2012. While in high school, he dual-enrolled at Santa Fe College and went on to attend the University of Florida. He is now at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and is expecting to graduate with his Master’s in 2018. His top goals for 2016-2017 are: doing well in his grad program, getting involved in a research lab specializing in neuroscience, decide on a topic for his thesis, and start being a little healthier. When it comes to recent accomplishments he cannot be more proud of getting into his Master’s program. He even worked at the Lastinger Center at UF where he started only doing clerical stuff and worked his way up to more responsibilities. He was even tasked with checking and editing workbooks for a program the company was working on, and was able to work with and collaborate with head people in charge. After completing his Master’s Tyler hopes to practice clinically in a hospital setting focused on neurological disorders; rehabilitation speech, language, and swallowing issues after a stroke or TBI. He also plans to get his PhD and do research investigating the connections between language and the brain.