|My sister Samm and I rang|
in the New Year at The Ohio State
Next, I was very excited to start working for a professor at Purdue! This past fall, I started working for Dr. Cliff Weil, who also taught my genetics class. I am very grateful for the opportunity to gain connections with other students and faculty in my department, as well as increasing my hands-on-experience and gaining a better understanding of plant genetics concepts. I'm very much looking forward to going back to school so I can start working in the lab again.
|My friends and I saw Passion Pit |
live in Columbus, OH.
While my genetics lab and genetics lecture classes weren't the easiest, I feel so blessed in knowing how confident I am in my major. In my genetics lab course, I was able to physically clone DNA and familiarize myself with processes used in genetics labs, like PCR. It may not have been easy to learn at first, but in my genetics lecture course, I really enjoyed learning how to incorporate statistics into genetics problems, such as finding chi square values. Genetics lab and genetics lecture not only increased my knowledge on the subject of genetics as a whole, but they increased my enthusiasm and appreciation for my field of study.
|This is a view of Lake Barkley from|
where we stayed.
This winter break was a blast! I was so fortunate to visit my family in Kentucky, not once, but twice for Christmas festivities! We even started a new Christmas tradition. From now on, each year, we hope to travel to a different part of the country for Christmas. This year, we spent it at Kentucky Dam Village, but next year, we're thinking Gulf Shores, AL might be a possibility.
With such a great year behind me, I'm ready to have an even better 2016! I'm looking forward to my classes this semester, and I cannot wait to see what opportunities the new year brings.