Thesis Thursday- Karen Serrano
My name is Karen Serrano and I am a rising junior at the University of Arizona. I’m studying Biology with a Biomedical Emphasis and have a minor in Plant Science. I was born in Bogota, Colombia but have spent the majority of my life in Keller, Texas. I’ve always loved learning about science and that passion has driven me throughout my education and extracurricular activities.Through the Environmental Health Sciences Transformative Research Undergraduate Experience program, EHS-TRUE, I have been able to study the progress of soil reclamation specifically on re-vegetated mining sites in Dr. Raina Maier’s Environmental Microbiology lab in the Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science. The research experience I have gained through EHS-TRUE has exposed me to various aspects of public health and will undoubtedly play a central role in my undergraduate career. After completing my bachelor’s, I plan to attend medical school and specialize in integrative medicine. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, camping, and watching horror movies.
The University of Arizona’s Undergraduate Biology Research Program is partnering with KXCI 91.3 to produce “Thesis Thursday,” a weekly segment featuring student researchers talking about their undergraduate thesis projects, or research projects while working with University professors. Students describe their research, their overall goals and career interests and where they think their research will lead. As well, they get a chance to share the music and interests that motivate them.
Broadcast three times every Thursday with a new student each week.
Thursdays: 9:55 AM, 11:55 AM, and 2:55 PM
Created by Cathy Rivers, produced by Bridgitte Thum.