Olivia Chan

Before my undergraduate research class, I never really thought about community based research, or even compared it to the type of research I do, which is usually quantitative.  Conducting research and working at the Shedd Aquarium helped me realize where research stands in my life, and what I'd like to do in the future.  While conducting my experiment, I developed skills in building an experiment design, from scratch, revising procedures, and communicating my knowledge with individuals on different levels and fields of expertise.  After graduation, I plan on continuing my research before entering medical school.  Once in medical school, I hope to have time dedicated to research, whether it is still conservation, or in another field.  I am currently applying for various research opportunities, some at the NIH.  No matter what, I plan to continue working at the Shedd.