Nicholas Reyes

Nicholas Reyes
Hopewell Junction, NY
Year of Graduation

Why SUNY Oneonta?

I ended up here through actually just applying to a lot of SUNY schools. I'm originally from Chicago, but I moved here. And I wanted to go to a school in New York. I saw that SUNY Oneonta had my concentration, which was cellular molecular biology. So I was like, “You know what? I'll try my shot at it.” And I applied and got accepted.

My Activities

Greek Life, Manager at Dragon's Lair, Fencing Club, Biology Club

Best Experiences

I have to say, and this is going to sound cheesy, but it's working with professors who really want to see you succeed. And I mean that wholeheartedly. I'm doing an independent study with a teacher in the Biology Department. And I love every moment of it. I'm in the lab until like 1 in the morning because I just love doing that. Those are some of the best memories I have.

What I’ll Remember in 20 Years

My first three years here, I lived on campus with my friends, and I loved it. I lived in a double. I've lived in a six-person suite, and I've lived in a four-person suite. So I know each type of dorm situation, and it's all really fun. Honestly, being on-campus gives you a lot of access to food and activities, even the health center if you need a doctor. I also met my girlfriend living on campus. Freshman year, she lived across the hall from me.

Plans, Goals, Dreams

After I graduate, I'm going to go right into working and saving up money for grad school and hopefully getting my Ph.D. in biology and then doing research. That's what I want to do. That’s the end goal. My dream job would be to work for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I want to have my own research team and be able to do my own research, specifically with the immune system.

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