Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Jeramiah Jones (Blog Challenge #2)

Sara Dille
Graduate Student
Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry
How old are you?
Where are you from?
What high school did you attend?
What colleges did you attend?
Why are you pursuing a career in chemistry?
If not chemistry what would you do as a career?
What do you do to relieve stress?
If you could live anywhere in the world where would you go?
Who do you see as role models?
What do you do in your free time?
Sara Dille is a 27 year old Duquesne University Graduate student who is currently in the 3rd year of obtain her PH.D. Her hometown is Bethel Park, PA. Where she attended Bethel Park High School. Sara was a part of the swimming team, and played the violin. At first she didn’t like school because her classes never interested her until she found science. It was her calling, and she loved it and excelled at her science courses. When she graduated from high school she wanted to pursue a career as a zoo keeper and went to Wheeling Jesuit University to get a bachelor degree in biology, but then switched her major to chemistry because she knew that biology wasn’t what she wanted to major in.She switched to chemistry to pursue a career in research, or teaching at the college level. After she obtained her undergrad degree in chemistry she as was the first in her family to have a college degree.Then went on to get a masters at Indiana University. Instead of stopping at a masters she wanted to further her education by getting a PH.D at Duquesne University. She said that she loves Duquesne because it is full of great people. Sara also loves it here because of the friendships she’s created, and an able to conduct her own research. In 5 to 10 years she said she would she herself graduating, starting a career in teaching or research, and also establishing herself on her career path. From grad school being stressful ways she relieves stress is that she spends time with friends/family, read, and watch Netflix. When asking about her role models she said that her parents were because their hard-working, kind, and compassionate. When asking if she could live anywhere in the world, her response was London. Another question was if you won a mega million lottery what would you do first her response was “pay off my debt and my friends”.

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