Lincoln Larson, B.S. 2003

Associate Professor, North Carolina State University — Raleigh, NC

2003 Major: Biology; minor in Chemistry and Spanish

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

"My Biology degree from Duke helped to launch my career as a conservation scientist. I started as a wildlife biologist, and eventually shifted to social science and "human dimensions" of natural resource management. My Duke experience prepared me to understand and study both the ecological and social dimensions of the complex systems that make contemporary conservation efforts so challenging."

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

"My advice: gain as much practical experience as you possibly can! Whether your aspirations are in the lab or in the field, find ways to learn things and develop skills outside of the classroom that will help prepare you for your professional pursuits."

Lincoln Larson