Student Snapshot March 2014

03/19/14

Duy Tran

Duy Tran
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology '14

Duy Tran

Undergraduate student
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology '14

I grew up in: Saigon, Vietnam and then the Bay Area

Biology because: Life is amazing. It is quite exhilarating to study and discover the complex designs of biological entities.

Davis because: It offers many opportunities for students to learn and discover their true interests.

UCD in six words or less: Great mentors who change my future

Favorite life form: Blue whale and its magnificent size

Favorite local spot: The ARC

Proudest accomplishment: Completing a Spartan Race

Future plans: Physician, scientist

Katherine Wood

Katherine Wood
Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity '14

Katherine Wood

Undergraduate student
Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity '14

I grew up in: Springville and Visalia, CA

Biology because: It is important to understand the mechanisms that generate and maintain biodiversity in order to preserve it for future generations.

Davis because: Davis is well known for its strong plant and ecology/evolution programs, in addition to active undergraduate research.

UCD in six words or less: Green, diverse, friendly, intelligent

Favorite life form: Any and all plants

Favorite local spot: Mishka's Café downtown

Proudest accomplishment: Climbing a tree more than 100 feet tall in Panamá

Future plans: PhD in tropical forest ecology