#GRADSCHOOLBOUND: Caroline Boyd ‘17

After a year doing research in CC’s Molecular Biology department, Caroline is headed to the University of California – Berkeley to begin her PhD in Microbiology.

I did not know when I came to CC that I would like biological research, but now I know that I love it. I am excited to have the opportunity to conduct research for the next five years! I am looking forward to learning more techniques that we can use to study these nearly invisible microbes that are so ubiquitous.

My advice for CC students as they consider graduate school is to try to talk to people that are currently in graduate school in their field of interest. There are a lot of people you can connect with through the CC network, and they tend to have great advice – most of which is more current than the professors’ here. These people can help you figure out if graduate school is really something you want to pursue and give you tips, help point you in the right direction for what programs to look at, and often can help you get even more contacts.

Congratulations, Caroline!

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