Why did you choose The College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at UVM?
I came in declared as a Microbiology major, which is in CALS – so it’s not so much that I chose CALS as it was that I chose my area of study, but CALS is an excellent college and I am very happy to be in it.
What are your career goals?
Ah gosh, I’ve been asking myself that for the past few months, hahah. For now, I’ll be happy with earning an entry-level job, but in the future… hmm. I’ll have to keep thinking about that one.
Favorite class at UVM:
With this fall semester, I can say that the microbiology lab I’m a TA for is my favorite class. It’s really fun to chat and work with the students, and it’s cool because the lab is a good mix of sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to meet such awesome people otherwise.
Research or Internships here at in CALS:
I work at a research lab focusing on thyroid cancer at the Health Science and Research Facility. The lab members are incredibly kind and supportive, and it’s a really great experience.
Extracurricular Activities, Volunteerism and/or Community service:
During my spare time, I like to write, paint/draw, and visit the practice rooms at the music building. I also work as a subject area tutor at the Tutoring Center here on campus. Allowing me to take this opportunity to make a plug – the Tutoring Center is a fantastic resource, and it’s free of charge. Anyone can utilize the tutoring program. It doesn’t matter if you’re struggling with a class or just want advice about a course, the Tutoring Center is here to serve you. It’s not just limited to course work – we also have study skills tutors who help students build more efficient study habits.