Exploration and Collaboration

Exploration and Collaboration

We foster a community that promotes research, knowledge, and creativity in the classroom and the lab.

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Julia Ginder SB ’19

Although I initially intended to pursue a joint major in chemical engineering and history, my goals evolved, and I ultimately decided to focus on medicine, leadership, and policy. I found MIT Biology my junior year, and the department worked with me to come up with a plan tying my interests together. I am very thankful for the advising I have received — I can look to my professors for guidance because they care about me as a person outside of my biology courses. My advice to prospective students: You don’t need to know exactly what you want to do. If there are several areas of interest to you, MIT Biology will help you find a way to explore them!