Student Snapshot March 2014
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
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