Morgan is a junior in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources pursuing a Bachelor of Science in pathobiology. After she graduates in 2019, she plans on earning a Ph.D. in a related field. Morgan hopes to fuel her passions for human rights and global health by studying emerging infectious diseases and developing novel vaccines to make the world a healthier place for all.
At the University of Connecticut, Morgan is an active member of the Alzheimer’s Association and the UConn Student Chapter of the American Society for Microbiology. She is currently working on creating an organization of her own that will focus on educating the public about the anti-vaccination movement and also raise money for vaccine research and polio eradication.
Morgan developed a keen interest in infectious diseases and vaccine research after joining Dr. Szczepanek’s lab as an undergraduate research assistant in January of 2017. Her current project centers on the effects of M. pneumoniae infection in a murine asthma model.
Outside of school, Morgan enjoys reading Margaret Atwood novels, Earl Grey tea, and traveling. As a college ambassador, Morgan looks forward to sharing her enthusiasm for pathobiology and her experiences in CAHNR with prospective students.
High School Attended: Shelton High School
Favorite Dairy Bar Ice Cream Flavor: Cherry Vanilla
Three Pieces of Advice for Prospective Students:
- Always go to class. Some professors will give extra credit for attendance or drop a big exam hint in class.
- Try out as many clubs as you can. College is about discovering what you love to do.
- Get to know your professors and take advantage of office hours.