I feel extremely lucky.
While on the way to Galbreath to do research, Emily, Sammi and I were talking about professors taking on undergrads for research.
Background story: To graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Sonoma State University, you have to complete research units with a professor or a graduate student. Then the next semester you write a senior thesis on your research.
Anyways. Emily was telling us how SSU biology professors are reluctant to take on students they do not know. I completely understand that. If they’ve never had the student, or do not know the student, they have to worry about a students priorities and if they’ll actually do their job.
That’s why I feel lucky. I feel I’m very fortunate to work with Emily; Dr. Girman’s graduate student. I only ever had Dr. Girman for BIOL 122, which was something like 3 years ago. Dr. Girman, and Emily for that matter, let me on to this research project knowing nothing about me; taking a huge risk with me. Knowing that gives me the motivation to work harder for this research project.
And I’m forever grateful towards them both.