Monica Hayes, BS

Hometown:  Lancaster, Mass.

Degree earned from WPI:
BS, Biology and Biotechnology

Additional degree:
Medical degree from UMass Lowell

Why did you choose WPI?
I visited the campus and got a really good vibe. I loved the projects and how the campus felt so small and secluded in the middle of Worcester.

How did your experiences at WPI prepare you for graduate school?
The time management skills I learned at WPI made it easier for me to survive working full time and being a full-time graduate student.

Current employer:
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

Job title:
Biology and biotechnology teacher

How did your studies at WPI prepare you for working in your field?
At WPI, I was exposed to the most current research and trained thoroughly in basic lab techniques, which I now pass on to my students.

How did WPI’s philosophy of Theory and Practice, and working with teams, prepare you for facing real-world challenges in the workplace or graduate school?
Group projects at WPI prepared me to always pull my own weight and collaborate with others at work and at grad school.

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