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Meet Our Students - Jenny Shrum

Jenny ShrumWhat year and semester did you begin EES graduate studies?
Fall 2011

What degree are you pursuing?
Ph.D.

Who is your academic advisor?
Dr. Brian McGill

What prior degrees do you have?
B.S. in Biology from Humboldt State University

Why did you choose to attend grad school at UMaine? Why did you choose EES?
I chose UMaine because there was an exciting program (SSI, Sustainability Solutions Initiative) that was seeking research assistants.  I’d never been to the northeast before and I was curious.

What have been your favorite classes at UMaine so far?
BIO 572 Paleoecology with Dr. Jasmine Saros.

What has been your most rewarding research experience and why?
Thus far, I have most enjoyed learning about other people’s research.  It is truly amazing, not just the topics, but all the different mechanisms used to answer questions.

 What advice do you have for prospective graduate students?
Take the time to establish good systems, and learn software that will make your life easier.

Are you interested in mentoring undergraduates?
Yes.


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