Olivia Dellomodarme ’19
“As a Richter Scholar, I was able to work hands-on with my biology professor doing research. It was a great opportunity that you can’t easily get at a large university as an undergraduate.”
How did you choose your area of study?
I was pretty set on majoring in neuroscience, but with chemistry and music I wasn’t sure what I wanted to make a major and a minor. Within a couple of weeks, my classroom experience had me set on double majoring in neuroscience and chemistry.
What are your plans for the future?
I would like to go to med school and become a surgeon, hopefully. My research experience will help me stand out from other med school applicants, because not many students get to conduct research during their undergraduate years.
What are the benefits of undergraduate research?
Working on research, you’re harnessing all the knowledge you’ve learned in classes and applying it to a real-life project. You can actually see when you’re making real progress and finally obtaining results. That’s really rewarding.