Peer Research Ambassador Stephanie Schofield

Peer Research Ambassador Stephanie Schofield'23.

Stephanie (she/her/hers) is a junior Molecular and Cell Biology major, minoring in Chemistry and Psychological Sciences. She is the Secretary of the UConn Astronomy Association and is an active member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society. Stephanie serves as a Student Mentor for the course, Biology 1107, and also volunteers as a K-12 writing tutor for The Education Project.

During her first semester at UConn, Stephanie became involved in undergraduate research in Dr. Robert Bagchi’s lab where she studied the effects of forest fragmentation on parasitoid species. This past summer, she was awarded the Health Research Program summer internship through OUR and was offered a position with Dr. Wendy Mok at UConn Health. Over the summer, she investigated microbial interactions and their impact on antibiotic treatment response. She is continuing her work in Dr. Mok’s lab with the goal of better understanding microbial interactions and their impact on bacterial infections.

Stephanie hopes to pursue graduate school in preparation for a career in clinical research and genetic counseling. She believes undergraduate research is a critical and rewarding aspect of college education and is passionate about spreading her love of science and research to others. If you would like advice or have any questions on getting involved in undergraduate research or would like to discuss more research-based career paths, she would love to hear from you!

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