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Lydia Anderson

Class of

2014

My hometown is

Gwinn, Mich.

My major(s):

Biotechnology

I'm involved in:

Treasurer of Phi Sigma Sigma, Biology Club, Chemistry Club, Alternative Breaks, PRISM, Spiritual Life

After I graduate I plan to

Finding a job either in a pharmaceutical company or in a hospital laboratory.

My favorite place on campus is

Presbyterian Hall, Phi Sigma Sigma House, Dr. Doyle’s Lab

Some of my favorite professors include

Dr. Doyle, Dr. Aspinall

So far, my favorite class(es) has/have been

England Spring Term (Medieval and Renaissance Drama), Molecular Techniques

My greatest accomplishment at Alma is

After my sophomore year, I got to present at an international conference in Maryland for the Society of Economic Botany. I was one of less than ten undergraduates there so I got to meet a lot of people who already had careers in what I was looking at going into.

I'd advise an Alma freshman to

Join as many clubs as you can at first, and as you get older narrow them down to what you’re really interested in – there’s always free food at the first meeting and you meet a lot of people, so it’s a win-win either way

I'd tell a student considering coming to Alma

Come back to visit more than once – don’t be afraid if you don’t get the “home” feeling on your first visit.

What I like most about studying at Alma is

How friendly everyone is—you can get involved with a lot of different social groups and activities. You don’t have to limit yourself to activities just in your major.