Alumna Alexandra Walling receives prestigious Helen Fellowship at the American Museum of Natural History
Alumna Alexandra Walling recently received the prestigious Helen Fellowship at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). The Helen Fellowship is a unique opportunity for women to spend a year immersed in teaching and research at the AMNH in New York City. As a fellow, Alexandra will split her time between teaching and a research residency with museum curator Eunsoo Kim and her lab on a genomics project investigating the presence and effects of viral-like gene transfer agents on protists and their genomes. Additionally, the Helen Fellows contribute to curriculum and teach within BridgeUp: STEM, a computational science program for high-school aged young women and middle-school aged boys and girls from New York City. Alexandra was a 2016 graduate of the Biology program at CSUMB and currently works for the School of Natural Sciences as a Biology Laboratory Support Technician. Congrats Alexandra!!