Nolan Middleton plans to graduate with a pair of degrees in genetics and cell biology and theoretical mathematics this coming spring before continuing his education in graduate school. From Ephrata, Washington, Nolan graduated from Ephrata High School while also earning credits at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake through the Running Start program.
Genetics and cell biology student Scott Stevison is a member of the prestigious Students Targeted Toward Advanced Research Studies in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Scott grew up in Vancouver, Washington, and graduated from Union High School.
Originally from Russia, Polina Karpushkina is only weeks away from graduating from WSU with a degree in genetics and cell biology. While graduate school may be in her future, Polina plans to find a job in the research industry to gain experience and, hopefully, find a research topic that sparks her curiosity.
Hannah Johnson has been busy during her time at WSU. In addition to majoring in genetics and cell biology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Hannah works in a pair of labs and serves as a simulated client in a DVM training program.
Genetics and cell biology major Alec Durand will graduate this spring after five years in Pullman. The Spanaway, Washington, native hopes to work in the biotech industry for roughly a year before deciding if he wants to pursue a master’s or doctorate in neuroscience.
Carson Carruthers has spent her time at WSU gaining valuable research and building relationships she hopes will help get her accepted into a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program after she graduates in May. Originally from Vancouver, Washington, Carson is a genetics and cellular biology major 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.