Outstanding Graduating Biology Major

Date: June 15, 2010

Corey Kapolka is the 2009/2010 Outstanding Graduating Senior Biology Major. Following graduation, Corey will be taking a year off from school to explore potential work experiences and communicate with graduate programs. "There are many excellent plant biology and ecology programs that I am considering whose faculty are addressing invasive threats to our native ecosystems, and I hope to be able to contribute to the development of new methods of curtailing these threats. My ultimate goal is to work in a position where I am able to facilitate the improvement of public policies and understanding regarding invasive species through education and research, because I believe our current methods of solving these problems are sorely lacking in long-term efficacy."