Forrest Fearington


  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Neuroscience
  • WSU Vancouver
  • Vancouver, Washington


Research technician in the Coffin Lab at WSU Vancouver; employee at Portland Eye Clinic; volunteer at the Free Clinic of SW Washington; vice president of the WSU Vancouver Pre-Health Club; piano teacher; volunteer with the Vancouver Salvation Army Food Pantry; employee at ReWire Neuroscience

Favorite WSU experience

If I could relive one day at WSU, it would be skiing with friends at Mt. Bachelor in Bend, Oregon. I went with my wife, Ashley, and a lot of our friends, and it was all WSU people there. I had a blast. We also went to a football game in Pullman and had a great time. Before COVID-19, we used to have a lot of fun events arranged by the Student Activities Board. I’d say my best memories were going out and doing stuff with friends, not so much being in the classroom!

Future plans

I’m going to Rochester, Minnesota, for medical school at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. My long-term goal is to be a physician, and Mayo Clinic has massive amounts of research funding. They also have a really small class, only 50 students at the Minnesota campus. The small class size experience I’d get there would be the same as I got here, which I really enjoyed. There are so many different options and so many different things you can do in the medical field. I think I’d like to conduct research on the side while seeing patients. I think clinical trials are really where the rubber meets the road in biomedical research. You can actually see the patients trying a new drug and see them getting better. I think that’s something I’d like to get involved with.