ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Grad Student: Life’s Direction Discovered in Research Lab

Heather Lynch

I’ll begin with a secret: I never imagined myself as a researcher. Like many young women, I had dreams of being surrounded by horses and becoming a veterinarian. Life had other plans for me, and at one point in my undergraduate career, I found myself feeling rather despondent and directionless — the only career option I had ever considered suddenly out of the question. That semester, I happened to sign up for an upper-division cell biology course. This one small decision, made as an afterthought, would end up changing my life.

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