Why did you choose UNH?
I chose UNH because it provided me with all the necessities that should come with a college experience. The campus is beautiful no matter what the time of year. Professors are very helpful, and classes are a lot of fun! There was such a long list of Marine Biology related courses offered, which I knew would provide me with a lot of experience. There was also a large amount of research opportunities, which was very intriguing. One of the biggest things that pulled me to UNH, was SHOALS. The ability to go out to an island, and spend anywhere from a week to two months doing a variety of Marine Biology related courses/projects was the “icing to the cake” for my selection of UNH.
What have you worked on in the field of marine biology and what are your future plans?
Marine Immersion – Shoals, summer 2008 (before freshman year of college)
Sharks! Course – Shoals, summer 2010
Algal Physiology – present
Lake Ecology – present
Research with Dr. Larry Harris – spring 2010, fall 2010
Any advice for prospective students?
Take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way! Get involved right away in a research lab! There are so many professors all over campus that are doing so many fascinating things. It would be hard not to find something you’re interested in doing. Get to know your professors as well! Sometimes, classes will be very large, and it’s important to know them, especially if you need help, or when it comes time for those recommendation letters. It helps when the teacher knows more about you as a person and your character rather than “the student who gets high grades/wears a blue hat to class every time and sits in the third row.” Choose UNH as your college, especially for Marine Biology or Freshwater Biology! You won’t regret it!