Joining the tens of thousands of demonstrators worldwide was inspiring to a U-M grad student. Here, she shares her experience — and what ought to happen next.
So Hae (Irene) Park is a fifth-year human genetics Ph.D. student at the University of Michigan. Before attending U-M, she received her Bachelor of Arts in biological sciences and philosophy at Cornell University. Now under the joint supervision of Thomas Wilson, M.D., Ph.D., and Thomas Glover, M.D., Irene is investigating what causes genome instability — an accumulation of mutations in the cells — and how it can be avoided. When she is not working during the wee hours in her laboratory or writing and editing for MiSciWriters, Irene likes to watch crime documentaries, collect cute things, read books by comedians and walk around Ann Arbor while listening to music. Follow her on Twitter (@S_Park89), find her on LinkedIn or check out her online portfolio.