WCSU Integrative Biological Diversity M.S. '24
Skye is currently a WCSU Integrative Biological Diversity (IBD) graduate student (24’). Prior to joining the Tick Lab, she worked for the Biology Department as a Teaching Assistant Fellow (TAF) for the BIO 100 Concepts of Biology class for non-majors. Separate from the Biology department, she has experience working as a scientific writing consultant for WCSU’s Writing Center assisting both undergraduate and graduate students with various writing pieces. She graduated WCSU in 2019 with a B.A. in Biology and completed an exchange semester of Animal Behavior studies at Ewha Women's University in Seoul, South Korea. As an undergraduate she worked in the animal physiology lab assisting Dr. Michelle Monette with her research on the sodium-potassium pumps of Stickleback and Atlantic Salmon. She also has master’s credits from the University of Edinburgh in Medicinal and Biological Chemistry, where she conducted a research project related to skin cancer disease prevention. After graduating WCSU, she also worked as a microbiologist for Medline Industries; where she primarily led the micro team with environmental monitoring of the manufacturing plant, identification of micro-organisms, and risk assessments for the company’s products.