"I just finished my first year at Columbia University in New York City, where I plan to major in biology or a related field. My favorite classes this year were Frontiers of Science and University Writing. At Columbia, I'm a member of the Eco-Reps Green Living Committee (a campus conservation group), I'm an editor for the Journal of Global Health, and I write for the Culinarian, a culinary magazine. I'm also in a science research program called the I.I. Rabi Scholars program. Next week, I will travel to Townsville, Australia, where I will spend ten weeks doing research at the Australian Institute of Marine Science. I'm so excited to continue pursuing my passion for marine conservation."
- Ailis Dooner