My four years here at UVM have been some of the best of my life and the MMG department has made an honest contribution to that. There is no other department at this school that makes advising and academic assistance so readily accessible. Also because both microbiology and molecular genetics are such small majors it's very easy to make friends and reach out to your peers. I loved the fact that the MMG department offers a very diverse curriculum, which integrates the option of undergraduate research; it really gave me a sense for what I want to pursue a career in. Most importantly, the MMG faculty have helped me become a more out-of-the-box thinker, which has prepared me for not only a future in science, but also any career I may end up choosing.