Caitlin Dorer

Class of 2006
Major/Minor: Biology

Cater Society Of Junior Fellows Research

My name is Caitlin (CJ) Dorer and I was able to explore Europe thanks to the Society of Junior Fellows. I traveled all over Austria, Italy and Germany tracing the roots of world-renowned composers like Mozart, Beethoven, and Vivaldi. I was also able to do an amazing cancer research internship in Italy. This past summer was absolutely amazing in many ways. The research that I did in Naples was so rewarding.

As a biology major, taking part in and creating procedures for cancer research was something that I never really thought was possible. I was able to work with and learn from a multidimensional group of scientists which will be an invaluable experience for my future as a researcher. As a music minor, being able to explore different composers cities was so wonderful. It really helped me get an idea of what inspired them to write such beautiful music. Hearing the music on the street corners of Venice, in the churches of Rome, in the concert halls of Salzburg, and going to an opera at La Scala still seems like it was part of a dream. It was definitely an exciting and unforgettable experience—a dream come true.