Genomics Challenge

Question 1:

The thing that I love about this career is that although I’m applying my love for science, I’m doing it in a way that allows me to interact with other human beings and establish relationships with them. I have my Bachelor’s degree from the George Washington University in Washington, DC, and my degree’s in biology. And I currently am enrolled in a Master’s program at the Johns Hopkins University National Institutes of Health. When I was an undergraduate student, some of the courses that were really helpful for me in working toward my ultimate career goal were genetics courses. I also did a lot of coursework in the department of sociology and psychology, and also the department of public health. So the people who I see as a part of my training and what will eventually be my job are people who have challenges bigger than you would ever imagine. And to be able to help them through that, and also witness the resiliency of human beings, is just an incredibly rewarding thing to do. I think this field is incredibly important because the future of healthcare is really incorporating more and more genetics. So having healthcare providers who can help people understand this information, and then cope with and adapt to the implications of receiving a genetic test result... It’s very important and the future of where healthcare is going.