Abigail “Abby” Scharboneau

My hometown when I was a student was

Dundee, MI

I graduated in


I studied

Double major: Chemistry and Biology

I currently live in

Lansing, MI

I am now


Since graduating from Alma

Since graduating from Alma, I moved down to Lansing to begin veterinary school at Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine in the fall of 2018. I’m now currently in my second year and almost halfway though!

My Alma education

Prepared me for the rigors of a professional program! The time, energy, and quality of work expected by my Alma college professors has been a huge proponent of my success at MSU CVM (especially those sig figs, thanks Dr. Nancy Dopke!)

My most vivid/best memory of my time at Alma is

My best memory of my time at Alma was being able to travel to Costa Rica for a month for a tropical ecology class. I took Dr. Neuman’s Tropical Ecology sprint term class, where we were able to pick a topic and develop our own experiment. My partner and I chose poison dart frogs and spent our time chasing tiny frogs around the rain forest to test their aggression levels. It was an amazing opportunity to develop my skills as a field researcher, and a great thing to talk about during my application and interview process.