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  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/ "><img src="/live/image/gid/84/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/468,0,1375,907/29610_alex_shingeltoncropped2.rev.1451943950.jpg" alt="Associate Professor of Biology Alex Shingleton" title="Associate Professor of Biology Alex Shingleton" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/84/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/468,0,1375,907/29610_alex_shingeltoncropped2.rev.1451943950.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/84/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/468,0,1375,907/29610_alex_shingeltoncropped2.rev.1451943950.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1649" data-max-h="907"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “<strong>My undergraduates are so enthusiastic about their research.</strong> They are enormously eager to learn. <em>It’s infectious, really.</em>”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/ "> Professor Shingleton and his students research genetics in fruit flies.</a><ul><li class="lw_related_page"><a href="/academics/programs/biology/" target="_blank">Department of Biology</a></li><li class="lw_related_page"><a href="/academics/students/" target="_blank">Student Honors and Research</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2175"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,7,230,236/33485_33164_profile_pic_3.rev.1475249257.jpg" alt="Kojo Osafo ’17" title="Kojo Osafo ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="293"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “You never know what you’re going to learn, who you’re going to meet, and how it’ll <strong>enrich your experience</strong><em>.</em>”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2175">Kojo spent a semester exploring New Zealand. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/offcampus/" target="_blank">Off-Campus Study</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2254"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,230,304/34799_34776_11168557_514558132049807_5313202706578481275_n.rev.1480353185.jpg" alt="Julio Madrid ’17" title="Julio Madrid ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="304"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “One of the most helpful events on campus is Speed Networking. You get to interact with so many people and have the opportunity to learn about jobs and internships.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2254">Julio took advantage of all Lake Forest had to offer after transferring his junior year. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/admissions/apply/transfer/" target="_blank">Transfer Students</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/753"><img src="/live/image/gid/10/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,960,960/29715_julia_lovelace.rev.1449526042.jpg" alt="Julia Lovelace ’18" title="Julia Lovelace ’18" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/10/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,960,960/29715_julia_lovelace.rev.1449526042.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/10/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,960,960/29715_julia_lovelace.rev.1449526042.jpg 3x" data-max-w="960" data-max-h="960"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “I have found it so easy to <strong>build personal relationships with the faculty</strong>, and that has helped make my first few semesters of college so much smoother.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/753">Julia hasn’t met a professor she didn’t like. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2296"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,350,350/35132_freedberg1979jpg.rev.1484759416.jpg" alt="Sam Freedberg ’17" title="Sam Freedberg ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="350" data-max-h="350"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “The Forester Day of Service has been huge for me. I haven’t found a <strong>feeling better than helping people</strong> to learn and grow.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2296">Sam got involved with volunteerism at Lake Forest. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/664"><img src="/live/image/gid/71/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,300,168/29188_jakealbion.rev.1446501110.jpeg" alt="Jake Albion ’13" title="Jake Albion ’13" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="300" data-max-h="168"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “The skills I learned as a sociology and anthropology major taught me to think outside the box.”  </p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/664">Today, Jake Albion ’13 works outside the box for Thrive Media. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_page"><a href="/careers/" target="_blank">Career Connections</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2291"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/847,172,1576,901/35131_img2546jpg.rev.1484759415.jpg" alt="Zachary Kelvington ’17" title="Zachary Kelvington ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/847,172,1576,901/35131_img2546jpg.rev.1484759415.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/847,172,1576,901/35131_img2546jpg.rev.1484759415.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1365"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “Take classes in what you’re interested in and <strong>what you love</strong>. Don’t do what you think will make you the most money.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2291">Zachary found his passion in elementary school education. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/603"><img src="/live/image/gid/57/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/457,0,1460,1002/27563_unknown.rev.1439829791.jpeg" alt="Gaëlle Hollandbeck ’12" title="Gaëlle Hollandbeck ’12" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/57/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/457,0,1460,1002/27563_unknown.rev.1439829791.jpeg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/57/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/457,0,1460,1002/27563_unknown.rev.1439829791.jpeg 3x" data-max-w="1820" data-max-h="2046"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “Studying abroad in Paris and Costa Rica made my junior year and gave me experiences I would not trade for anything.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/603">Gaëlle Hollandbeck ’12 explored the world and double majored. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/programs/" target="_blank">Majors and Minors</a></li><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/offcampus/" target="_blank">Off-Campus Study</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2176"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,230,268/33486_33192_img_1748_1.rev.1475249735.jpg" alt="Teresa D’Astice ’17" title="Teresa D’Astice ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="268"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “There’s a lot of stuff to get involved in on campus. <em>Step out of your comfort zone.</em>”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2176">Teresa got involved with student organizations and internships. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/studentlife/" target="_blank">Student Life</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/659"><img src="/live/image/gid/71/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1999/29156_anne_marie.rev.1446137434.jpg" alt="Anne Marie Brugioni ’16" title="Anne Marie Brugioni ’16" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/71/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1999/29156_anne_marie.rev.1446137434.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/71/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1999/29156_anne_marie.rev.1446137434.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1999"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p class="p1"> “Attending and presenting at a professional conference gave me a real sense of what the <strong>field of archaeology is like at a professional level</strong>.” </p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/659">Read about Anne Marie’s archaeology project. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/students/" target="_blank">Student Research</a></li><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/programs/sociology/" target="_blank">Sociology and Anthropology Major</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2122"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,640,640/32835_25145_146479883706829.rev.1471533964.jpg" alt="Casey Cusano ’17" title="Casey Cusano ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,640,640/32835_25145_146479883706829.rev.1471533964.jpg 2x" data-max-w="640" data-max-h="640"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “I wanted a more <strong>collaborative</strong> and <strong>tight-knit community</strong>, which is exactly what I’ve experienced as a Forester.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2122">Casey transferred to Lake Forest to study biology. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2228"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/9,0,156,147/34492_33323_almedin_smajlovic_18.rev.1478535593.jpg" alt="Almedin Smajlovic ’18" title="Almedin Smajlovic ’18" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="182"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “I’m <strong>not just a number</strong> in a class; I’m an individual person.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2228">Almedin came to Lake Forest College from Bosnia and Herzegovina. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/admissions/apply/international/" target="_blank">International Students</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2230"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,230,173/34501_34446_unknown_1.rev.1478540664.jpg" alt="Paul Hodits ’17" title="Paul Hodits ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="173"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “Lake Forest has helped me develop my own thinking and <strong>my own identity</strong>.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2230">Paul was a commuter student who took advantage of on-campus opportunities. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/admissions/admitted/fall/life/commuters.php" target="_blank">Commuters</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/660"><img src="/live/image/gid/71/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/241,81,1413,1254/29155__dsc0442.rev.1446135190.jpg" alt="Xhris Fitzgerald ’17" title="Xhris Fitzgerald ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/71/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/241,81,1413,1254/29155__dsc0442.rev.1446135190.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/71/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/241,81,1413,1254/29155__dsc0442.rev.1446135190.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1357"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “It was a great experience for us, <strong>as undergraduates, to participate in a professional academic conference</strong>.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/660">Learn about Xhris’ work at the College. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/students/" target="_blank">Student Research</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2246"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/50,2,230,181/34798_34538_img_1619.rev.1480353184.jpg" alt="Nikoletta Raso ’17" title="Nikoletta Raso ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="345"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “As a Chicagoan, Lake Forest College has given me the space and opportunities I needed to <strong>reconnect with the city</strong>. It’s given me new-found confidence.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2246">Nikoletta participated in the In the Loop Program and became a Chicago Ambassador. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/chicago/" target="_blank">Access Chicago</a></li></ul>