Annie Harmon '13
My experience as a biology major over the past three years has been defined by the very best kind of absurdity.
When I enrolled in introductory biology as an uncertain freshman, I never expected I that I would someday spend hours identifying katydids under a microscope by their genitalia. I never could have carefully making caterpillars out of modeling clay, or count thousands of frog eggs during summer research. shared refrigerator to find jars of dead insects and bags gotten to experience these surprising moments of absurdity, and more. My classmates and I ran around a perfect tropical rain forest searching for flowers, then gleefully spread them all over the classroom floor to meet.
Every biology major should have these moments in surprise define the way I feel about my chosen field of study. These moments remind me that the natural world is endlessly marvelous and eye-opening, and I can every opportunity to study it. My classes in Talbot have prepared me extremely well to observe and study organisms in logical, controlled ways, but I also love those moments when, despite how much we love the science, we temporarily forget all about it and are grateful to the professors who have made all my absurd moments possible. I have never been more confident that I chose a great major, department, and college.