I couldn’t have asked for a better experience at UVM. My time here has been incredible and I’ve had so many memorable moments, and a lot of it can be contributed to the MMG program. I made amazing friends who were also in the program and learned so much in the past 4 years. I know my experience is so much different from others who were in larger science programs who didn’t get to know other students in their classes because it was too large. Being in a small major like Microbiology, presented me with opportunities in research, teaching, as well as finding if medical career would be right for me. The faculty is the most helpful and supportive group that make themselves available for you. I wouldn’t change a thing if I had to do college all over again. Thanks MMG!
Ramiro, a native of Costa Rica, graduated with a double major in Computer Science and pure Mathematics from the University of Costa Rica, and then decided to try to find the meaning of life in a small Buddhist center in Shelburne, Vermont. Eventually he met Dr. Jeff Bond and started working for him as a bioinformatics programmer. He loved it. During that time, he learned a lot more about molecular biology, and about the use of quantitative/computational methods in research.