Ciera Price

2014 Major: Biology; Concentration: Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics; Minor: Psychology

Currently: Graduate Student, California State University, Dominguez Hills — Carson, California

How has being a Biology graduate from Duke helped shape your professional success?

"I am currently a graduate student working on a degree in orthotics and prosthetics. My degree from Duke in biology and concentration in anatomy and biomechanics has provided the perfect background for me to continue my education in my chosen field. Prosthetics requires ample knowledge of anatomy,  biomechanics, physics, materials science, and more and majoring in biology was great way for me to learn about all of those areas at once."

What advice would you give students in Biology?

"Biology is an intense, but fascinating and diverse program. There are many different areas where students can find their niche from ecology, to genetics, to human anatomy. I encourage students to explore different topics in Biology through special seminars and to collaborate outside of Trinity as well. Students should know that the program will require dedication and strong work ethic, but can be very rewarding and be a great start to a number of varied  career paths."