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A day in the life of Gina (PhD Student in Biology):
Hi! My name is Gina. I’m a PhD student in Biology studying the mechanisms behind the social regulation of zebra finch song. As a first generation college student, I didn’t realize I could make science a career. I thought being a scientist meant you worked in a sterile lab all day and all night, and you did nothing else. My goal is to help other #firstgen students realize they too can be scientists, and it doesn’t mean giving up other things that they love! I hope you enjoy my day in the life!
5:56pm: Before I go home, I need to make sure my syringe pump is working so that I can start experiments tomorrow. Here, I’m making sure that there are no blockages in my tubing that might prevent liquid from flowing through!
7:30pm: Dinner is ready to go in the oven! Tonight, I’m making baked cod. I grew up in an Italian household, so cooking is a nice stress relief for me at night.
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