Elizabeth Johnson came to the Department of Animal Science as a graduate student to work with barn animals and add research experience to her credentials. Knowing how selective veterinary medicine programs are, she wanted to find a way to distinguish herself from other applicants. She succeeded by researching a plant-derived microbial treatment to prevent illness in dairy and beef cattle that caught the attention of several entrepreneurial and business organizations. She graduated this month and is heading to Tennessee to begin studying veterinary medicine. Here is what she said in an interview.
Where did you study as an undergraduate?
Elmira College in Elmira, NY.
What was your major?
Why did you decide to go to graduate school?
I wanted to go to veterinary school and wanted something to differentiate myself from the other applicants. I knew that by coming to UConn, I would have access to the barn animals as well as research experience that would set me apart from the others.