Microbiology major Alison Dockery dreams of one day becoming a small animal veterinarian, and she will be one step closer to that goal when she graduates from WSU this spring. Dockery moved from Dublin, Ireland, to the United States in 2011 and later graduated high school from Sammamish, Washington. She is majoring microbiology and is on the pre-veterinary track.
When genetics and cell biology major Nora Zander graduates from WSU in May, the Toledo, Washington, native hopes to either pursue a career as a forensic DNA analyst or remain in school to earn a master’s degree and eventually teach middle or high school science.
Nina Ly plans on pursuing a graduate degree in genetic counseling when she graduates from WSU in December. From University Place, Washington, the Curtis Senior High School is minoring in pre-genetic counseling and majoring in genetics and cell biology in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s School of Molecular Biosciences.
Michaela Tyler has her eyes set on earning a doctorate in pharmacy and becoming a cardiology pharmacist. From Gig Harbor, Washington, Michaela is currently pursuing a biochemistry degree and will graduate this December.
Bayley McDonald is a genetics and cell biology major in the School of Molecular Bioscience and is a member of the college’s prestigious accelerated degree program, Students Targeted toward Advanced Research Studies (STARS), in which students can earn a PhD in as little as seven years after graduating high school.