Audrey May Sherman, B.A. 1991

Self/Private Practice - Clinical Neuropsychologist (PhD) – Portland, Oregon

1991 Major: Biology; certificate in Human Development

How has being a Biology graduate from Duke helped shape you personally and/or professionally?

"The most important aspect of the Duke experience was the interdisciplinary opportunities and focus, which is how I found the Human Development Program to enhance my biology degree in ways that delved into and connected with a broader study into human biology. This lead directly to my job while at Duke (Memory Disorders Research Center) and jobs after graduation as a research assistant before I decided to pursue graduate school."

What advice would you give students in Duke's Biology programs? 

"Enjoy the diversity within the program (I loved Cell Biology and Ecology even though they were not directly part of my career path), and also explore opportunities to combine the biological curriculum with other areas of study to make it meaningful to you. Biology is a wonderful vast degree that relates to almost everything else."

Audrey May Sherman