Students help put scientists from diverse backgrounds in the spotlight
December 6, 2021
Photo Credit: Paul Asper
When she was a fourth-year Biology student at San Francisco State University, Daniela Sanchez knew she wanted to be a research scientist but didn’t know how to take the first step. Then she received an unexpected invitation to participate in a new Biology service-learning course. She wasn’t entirely sure what she was signing up for, but she took a shot.
“My identity as a scientist really switched completely there [in that class]…,” says Sanchez, now a master’s student in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology at San Francisco State. “If it wasn’t for that, I am absolutely convinced that I wouldn’t be here.”