Angelyca Jackson ‘08, a biology major with a minor in French who aspires to improve healthcare in developing countries, credits her undergraduate laboratory experience for preparing her for a doctoral program in microbiology.
On the strength of her college work, she was selected to study infectious disease through a National Science Foundation summer program at the University of Iowa and represented WC at the annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in Austin, Texas.
After graduating, she began the Ph.D. program in molecular and cell biology at Dartmouth College.
“I want to do research in microbiology, specifically micro-pathogenicity, as preparation for a career in biomedical research,” she says, asserting that the senior capstone experience at WC helped her develop the skills she’ll need to conduct graduate-level lab work and write papers for the biological sciences.
During her undergraduate career, Angelyca was active with the French Club and Cleopatra’s Daughters, a support group for women on campus. She also served as president of the French honor Society and played club rugby.