Adrienne Gill

2007 Major: BS, Biology; minor, Spanish

Currently: Emergency Management Specialist, Centers fo Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

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

"The academic rigor of Duke's Biology program helped me immensely during my graduate studies in public health, and having a strong foundation in biology helps me to critically think about the potential public health impacts of emergency events in my current job."

What advice would you give students in Biology?

"Take advantage of the learning opportunities at Duke! This is your time to explore and there are many paths you can take within the Biology program. Don't shut yourself off to courses or research that may not "fit" with the path you've laid out for yourself because you never know what new experiences may spark within you."

Adrienne Gill
Emergency Management Specialist, Centers fo Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA