I am currently working as a researcher studying the genetics of Parkinson's Disease.
Undergrad degree: Biology
Favorite class in college: Biology
Graduate degree: Yes, I pursued a doctoral degree in neurogenetics.
College to career: I majored in biology with an specialization in genetics. In my last year of college I contacted the genetics department at my university to volunteer in a genetics lab, and that is how I got involved and learned most of the techniques I used for my Ph.D. I also I had the opportunity to meet people in my field that help me through the whole process. A major step was moving to the US to pursue my dream of becoming an independent researcher.
Career influences: I have always loved nature, and researching how things work. I got a microscope when I was 10 years old.Then my biology teacher in high school was the one who made me love biology. Later on in my education, several genetic classes made me who I am today. I always take the opportunity to meet the best people in my field at meetings and try to learn as much as I can.