2008 Major: BS, Biology; minor in Psychology
Currently: Squash & Pumpkin Breeder, Johnny's Selected Seeds — Winslow, Maine
"My biology degree at Duke gave me a thorough grounding in biology, and especially in genetics and the principles of research. I used these skills as the basis for my PhD in Plant Breeding & Genetics, studying at Cornell University. My time at Duke gave me an enthusiasm for research and confidence in my skills as a scientist, which have helped me greatly in my further education and my career."
"My advice to Biology students is to be sure to explore a wide range of topics and disciplines in the field. The best way to do this is through independent research with a professor. My independent study and senior thesis I completed both helped me learn research skills and helped strengthen my graduate school application."