Class of 2008
Katie is studying pediatric medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Philadelphia.
- Major: Psychology
- Program: Premed
- Minors: Biology and Chemistry
Cater Society Of Junior Fellows Research
With a grant from the Cater Society of Junior Fellows, for ten weeks I worked at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC while residing in Foggy Bottom at The George Washington University. At NRL, I worked in the Laboratory for the Structure of Matter (LSM) specializing in x-ray crystallography. X-ray crystallography is the process of solving crystal structures by means data analysis of x-ray diffractions off of the internal components of unknown crystals. During the course of the summer I was able to learn more about the technique of solving crystal structures as well as solve a few of my own. This internship opened up an entirely new way of thinking for me; it has opened doors of opportunity and new ideas, as well as strengthened the type of person I am. I learned more this summer than I had imagined before entering the gates.