Carina Danchik

Carina Danchik

Student Blogger


I’m a senior biology major from Maryland who was homeschooled through high school. I love coffee, tea, chocolate, and any book that isn’t assigned reading. When not studying, I’m often pointing out plot holes in movies or nerd-ing out about science with my friends.

A World Class Medical Research Internship

I spent my summer vacation doing biomedical research with the experts at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). As a senior biology major, this internship was an amazing experience. Not only was I doing original research, but I also had the opportunity to listen to talks from scientists in various fields and learn from many brilliant individuals at different points in their careers. Being surrounded by these talented scientists was inspiring, and their advice has helped me to evaluate my goals and to take steps to make them a reality.