Ph.D. student in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at UCLA
Studying speciation of bay gobies in Baja California and the Sea of Cortez
Cal State L.A. experience:
* "I learned invaluable lessons about doing research in an academic setting by: attending scientific conferences, presenting my own research via talks and posters at those conferences, traveling internationally for field collections, teaching lab sections at CSLA, and developing and teaching hands-on biology activities to high school students."
* "Thanks to the guidance of my advisor Pat Krug, my research resulted in two papers published in peer-reviewed journals, with at least two more currently being written - critical experience for a career in research."
* "Working with the professors at Cal State LA motivated me and gave me the confidence to pursue a Ph.D., something I had no intention of doing when I started the master's program."
Why Cal State L.A.?
* "The faculty are supportive and have none of the pretentious attitude often common in academia."
* "Classes are small and students receive lots of individual attention."
* "There are a variety of funding resources for grad students not found at larger institutions."
* "To teach and conduct research as a faculty member at a major university."
* "To use my knowledge and experiences to teach young students and the general public about the importance of environmental conservation."
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