Chloe Zampetti ’22
Major: Natural Resources
2021-22 OUR Peer Research Ambassador
In a thank you card I recently wrote to my lab’s Principal Investigator, Dr. Jessica Brandt, I expressed how I didn’t think I was capable of the things I’ve now accomplished in my undergraduate career. As a freshman, I never considered research as an option for myself and now, it has characterized my time here at UConn. As a member of the UConn Ecotoxicology Lab, an IDEA Grant recipient, and a Peer Research Ambassador for the Office of Undergraduate Research, I have grown so much as a student, researcher, and person. I am eternally grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given and connections I’ve made, and I can’t wait to take what I’ve learned into my master’s degree where I’ll be continuing my research on mercury and selenium interactions at UConn for the next two years.
To undergrads either considering diving into the world of research or who have completely ruled it out for whatever reason, do it! Undergraduate research can look a million different ways and involve a wide range of time commitments, and you’ll never know how you feel about it until you try it. Good luck!
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