I think that the gap between scientific research and the public is very vast, which, in my eyes, is unacceptable. Even when the scientists' findings occasionally reach the ears and eyes of regular citizens and policy makers, they’re often distorted or de-emphasized. I would ultimately like to play a role in adequately bridging this gap. After graduation, I am hoping to go to graduate school to study science writing, and from there go on to work for a popular magazine with a scientific inclination. My dream job would be to work for New York-based Seed Magazine. For now, I am working in an immunology laboratory studying the behavior of regulatory CD25+CD4 T cells.
September 2007 Archives
My work in the field of biology ranges from reforesting areas of the Great Plains, to combating the scourge of soybean aphids to my current position, studying chimpanzee territorialism. I’m interested in pursuing a career in either primatology or science journalism.
I was born in Lagos, Nigeria, the youngest in a family of six. I immigrated to America eleven years ago, when I was nine years old. I am currently a senior majoring in biology and minoring in theatre.
I'm a College of Biological Sciences junior this year, majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in Philosophy. My varied interests include medicine and coffee, as well as reading, writing, painting, running, and enjoying life. In the future, I hope to attend medical school and pursue cardiothoracic surgery.