The Class of 2021 — and the entire College — are currently counting down the days until Commencement 2021 takes place on April 29. As we lead up to graduation, we are highlighting some of the most memorable moments from the past four years to celebrate our soon-to-be graduates.

In the spring of 2019, neuroscience and behavior major and SGA representative Chelsea Sinclair ’21 joined the Pischedda Lab as a curious sophomore who was interested in learning more about research opportunities in her field. A year and a half later, as she entered her senior year, Sinclair celebrated her success as a recipient of the Charles H. Turner Award from the Animal Behavior Society for the work she conducted with fruit flies in a lab run by assistant professor of biological sciences Alison Pischedda

“Enrolling in Guided Research in Professor Pischedda’s lab helped me to realize that after undergrad, I would love to spend more time doing research and that I love working on a team with a common goal,” said Sinclair.

Read an interview with Sinclair here.