What has your Saint Michael's experience, particularly your
experience as a biology major, been like?
In my four years as a biology major there have been many triumphs,
frustrations, joys, and opportunities. I always had the support of
peers and also the biology professors, who take the time to really
get to know the students. The professorsí enthusiasm about the
subjects that they are teaching helps to get students motivated and
excited to learn, even at 8:30 in the morning. The classes I have
taken have thoroughly prepared me for graduate and pharmacy school
entrance exams, and I feel as though I have a strong base of
knowledge to help me pursue a career in biology.
What additional activities did you pursue related to the
While completing my biology degree at Saint Michaelís, I also had
the opportunity to work in the microbiology and genetics lab
preparing all the media and supplies for lab that week. This allowed
me to be exposed to the student research projects that were
occurring during the school year and made me become interested in
and pursue my own genetics research project. I loved working in the
lab for the two summers on my projects as it allowed me to complete
research and get results, which I was then able to follow up with
new questions. Had I not been given this opportunity, I may have
never realized how interested I am in research.
What are your post-graduate plans?
Since Iím a December graduate, my plans are to find a job doing
research or working at a pharmacy or a hospital, until the coming
fall. In the fall Iíd like to go to graduate school pursuing my
molecular genetics interests or possibly to the pharmacy school in
Colchester. Wherever I am, I would love to be doing research.