Hi! I am Elizabeth.
I am a 2nd year student at the the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College. I grew up in a military family and do not really have a particular place I call home, although I have been living in the state of New York for the past four years, which is the longest I have ever lived in one state. Before I came to SLC, I received my master’s degree from Cornell University in Genetics. I spent my time there doing small RNA research. Prior to that, I got my bachelor’s from New College of Florida in Biology. I love baking, traveling, and cats! I also really enjoy exploring NYC and trying out new foods and cute little coffee shops. I decided to go into the genetic counseling field after getting involved in a peer counseling program at Cornell called EARS, where I got training and experience counseling my peers. I knew from that experience that I wanted a career where I could interact with people and help them work through issues. I also knew I had a love for genetics, so genetic counseling was the perfect combination. My blog here is intended to share my perspective about the field of genetic counseling and my experiences as a current student. I am very open to answering any questions you may have, so feel free to reach out!