Name: Pilar Segura
Graduation Year: 2019
What are you doing this summer?: Research
What exactly are you doing?:I work as an assistant in the learning & conditioning lab where I handle 6 pigeons on a daily bases.
How did you hear about this opportunity?: Through my professor when I joined his lab
What are you most excited about doing within this program?: I am excited about the freedom I have and responsibility I am able to take that nowhere else is available.
What are you hoping to gain from your experience?: I hope to get published as much as possible during my gap years once I graduate (professors usually take 1-3 years to write up experiments).
Do you have any advice for prospective students thinking about doing research?: Be active, don’t be afraid to ask about what you are interested– it might get you to an opportunity you didn’t expect to be available
When you were in high school, did you expect to have this opportunity in college?: NO WAY!