Planning for a Career That Gives Back

Graecia Pacheco in the Barlow Lab holding a plated bacteria specimen.

COVID-19 has confirmed for Graecia Pacheco—a sophomore microbiology major—that her career goal is to help people protect themselves from harmful diseases. She envisions the possibilities of discovering beneficial bacteria and screening for diseases as an epidemiologist. As a first-generation immigrant from the Philippines, Pacheco grew up knowing it will take hard work to achieve these dreams.

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A herd of Holstein cows in a field on a sunny day.

Project Prepares New England Farms to Maintain a Secure Food Supply

Most grocery stores have a dairy section lined with coolers full of milk, butter, cheese and yogurt. Our favorite dairy foods are always there, day or night, but that might not be the case if the milk supply from farms, to processors, to stores is halted by a livestock disease outbreak that interrupts the supply chain. The same could happen with beef, chicken or pork products. 

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graduates seated in chairs 6 feet apart on the University of Vermont field with commencement stage in the background

The Class of 2021 Goes Forth

After more than a year of social distancing and many online courses, University of Vermont graduates gathered at the UVM Athletic Complex for a series of in-person commencement ceremonies held Thursday, May 20, Friday, May 21 and Sunday, May 23. All ceremonies followed strict COVID-19 safety protocols and were broadcast live for graduates, family and friends joining virtually.

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