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PhD Candidate: MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Biological Oceanography

Cynthia Becker (she/her)
Class of 2017
Double Major: Biology, B.S and Music, B.A.

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What did you do during your time at IC?

Research experience, played in IC music ensembles

What have you been doing since you graduated IC?

Graduate school in the MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Biological Oceanography - I study coral reef microbial ecology!

How do you feel IC prepared you for your career?

IC prepared me well for my career. I especially appreciate the mentorship and research experience IC provided. If it were not for Te-Wen Lo's advice and help on applications to summer research experiences, I would not be in the graduate school I am in today!

What is one thing you love about IC Biology?

I LOVE the professors in IC biology. I think the professors are what make that department so special. They are all so approachable, yet do incredible research. On top of that, they are top-notch instructors. I thoroughly feel the IC biology department is a hidden gem at IC with incredible faculty and research opportunities.