August 2017 Graduate Student of the Month: Nina Dropcho

Nina Dropcho is a graduate student in the Biology Department at NMSU. She finished her Master of Science (M.S.) degree in May 2017. After receiving her M.S., she taught the Human Anatomy Lab, BIO 353 where she advanced the course with new teaching tools and lab techniques, despite the condensed, fast-paced nature of summer school. She has expanded further on her molecular biology laboratory skills through her time in Dr Yukl’s lab in the Biochemistry Department. She has traveled to Mexico where she gave her first presentation at an international scientific conference. During this time, she received her Advanced SCUBA Diving Certification. She also attended the Annual Gathering of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC). During the conference, Nina presented a Poster about her Master’s research at NMSU. She also participated in a Mentoring Circle program for graduate students, with which she is still involved. She has recently transitioned from being a Master’s student to a PhD student and is excited for new experiences.
Congratulations Nina! If you know a graduate student you think should be recognized for their work (yourself included) please nominate them by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.

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