Student Snapshot May 2014
Integrative Genetics and Genomics, 3rd year
I grew up in: Houston, Texas
Biology because: I want to help the human race better itself.
Davis because: The community is made up of very intelligent and kind people.
UCD in six words or less: Best people I have ever met!
Favorite life form: Humans
Favorite local spot: The 915
Proudest accomplishment: Presenting ENCODE Decoded to 150+ people with two of my fellow IGG graduate students
Future plans: Graduate, get married, have kids, cure aging, take a vacation
Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity major, Plant Biology minor, 4th year
I grew up in: Ramona, California
Biology because: It called to me. I came into UCD as a math major, but I fell in love with ecology and plants during the BIS 2 series.
Davis because: It has the small-town feel that reminds me of home; it's not scary like a big city. Everyone is friendly, and I am happy to call it home.
UCD in six words or less: Welcoming, friendly, active, unique, happy
Favorite life form: Plants!
Favorite local spot: The greenhouses
Proudest accomplishment: Finding something I am passionate about. Both my parents are engineers and can't understand why I love plants so much, but it makes me happy!
Future plans: I graduate in June and plant to look for a job for the next year or two to gain experience before pursuing a master's in ecology.