Where did you complete your Undergraduate Studies?
New Mexico State University
What degree are you working toward?
I am a PhD candidate in the Dept. of Biology Evolution, Ecology and Behavior (EEB) program.
Why did you choose graduate school at IU Bloomington?
I was attracted to the caliber of research and the renowned Biology department. Upon finishing my interview weekend the people (both students and professors) that I met really made me feel like it was a place I wanted to go to advance my scientific career.
What's been your favorite academic accomplishment since you've been here?
Reaching candidacy has been a very special accomplishment for me. This includes getting thru the qualifying exams and completing all my required coursework has really helped me see the personal progress I have made during my time here in graduate school at IU.
What do you enjoy most about life in Bloomington?
I really enjoy the community of people I have aligned myself with whether its socially or academically. Creating a network of support is crucial and I have had the pleasure of meeting so many people across disciplines and Bloomington area.
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