In 12th grade at Glynn Academy
My name is not actually "Mary"
This picture was taken of me in the summer of 2012 when I first met the man who eventually offered me a summer internship doing research in his lab at Emory University. While taking a class in Neuroscience there, I was offered a tour of his lab, and later invited to attempt a Northern Blot under his supervision. I performed the Northern so well that he was able to publish my results in a following paper and he then offered me an internship the following summer.
I took him up on the offer, and spent the following summer working at the lab at Emory on a project centered around proving the major cause of variation in virulence among various strains of Respiratory Syncitial Virus (during my longer tenure there I was given a coat with my own name on it).
What are your career aspirations, why are you taking this course, and what are your course expectations?
My taste in music, books, and songs is extremely varied.
My favorite book is likely the Aeneid by Virgil. Although translating it from Latin was quite a pain (I worked with the Latin text for my AP Latin class) it is truly an amazing piece of literature and many of the lessons learned from the story have had a considereable impact on my life.
My taste in music is extremely varied and as a result it's hard for me to pick just one song to call my favorite, but if forced to choose I'd say that it would either be "Float On" by Modest Mouse or "Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve.
I also really like Blew My Mind by Dresses, which I've linked below
I'm more focused on the specific opportunities that many research universities would be able to provide than any specific named school.
Additionally, I'm a bit of an artist.
My favorite subject (so far) has been AP Chemistry.
It's the only AP Science class that I've taken so far and I helped to form it at my school which I'm very proud of.