One Story: UIUC Ph.D. Student, Katie Frye, Microbiology
From BRANDON Stauffer
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Meet Katie Frye, a University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Ph.D. student in Microbiology.
Katie grew up in the Pacific Northwest surrounded by nature and thought she wanted to be a vet. Instead, Katie was surprised by how much fun she had working in the research lab. She fell in love with UIUC when she met supportive, not competitive research peers. As a COVID-19 SHIELD: Target, Test, Tell team member, Katie uses her skills to keep the Illinois family safe. She thanks her mom for inspiring her curiosity and confidence to solve the world’s problems.
We hope that you enjoy Katie’s story and that it gives you an inside look at graduate college at UIUC! Want to learn more about UIUC graduate education? Click here: https://go.grad.illinois.edu/explore