"I finished my M.S. in Plant Pathology in December, 2007, and started the job for the UC cooperative extension in mid-March. The position keeps me quite busy, but I find time to relax. I currently hike, rock climb, fish, and mountaineer within the Sierra Nevada Mountains --Yosemite National Park is 70 miles away. I also ride my bike during the week with a cycling club in Merced.
The department was a great benefit to my undergraduate education. It was large enough to open my eyes to the developing world of science, but small enough to provide opportunities that would not be available in larger departments. I enjoyed my experience there, and look forward to my next visit to Purdue so I can check in on some old friends."