for Dr. Mark Green as an undergrad, assisting
in his research. That led to becoming a full time lab technician/ research
assistant for the Natural and Marine Sciences Department at Saint Joseph’s,
primarily for Dr. Green. I generally set up and run short-term and long-term
experiments about the effects of ocean acidification on different types of
clams in the mudflats of Maine. During the summer months I am outside working,
which is one of the reasons why I enjoy what I do.
Joseph’s College turned out to be the perfect place for me. With relatively
small class sizes, I developed a personal and professional relationship with a
lot of my professors, especially in the Natural Sciences − which in turn made
me work harder. I believe that this college gave me an experience that no other
college could. My science classes allowed a lot of hands-on,
out-of-the-classroom experiences that I will never forget. With the campus
right on Sebago Lake and the ocean only 20 miles away, Saint Joseph’s College
gave me the experience I needed to get a job I am proud of.