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Virginia N.

Junior, BS in Biochemistry & Bioinformatics

Virginia loves a good challenge, and her time at WPI allowed her to push the limits of what she thought possible while gaining invaluable experience and skills. By double-majoring in biochemistry and bioinformatics, she mastered the art of multitasking and adapting to quickly changing situations, preparing her for what’s to come in the working world. Through WPI’s emphasis on project-based learning, Virginia was able to learn exactly what she wanted to do with her future—continue her studies until she gets a PhD, then take what she’s learned back to her home in the Dominican Republic and start her own lab.

Virginia Nunez

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

  • Winning a summer research fellowship as an international student
  • Promotion of Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
  • Alpha Xi Delta

My day starts with a stop at the Campus Center to get coffee and a bagel to eat during class.


I stay on campus all day, either in classes or labs, at work, or studying in the sub-basement of Fuller.


For dinner, I’ll either head back home to cook or occasionally go to the dining hall with friends.


After dinner, I’ll head out to general body meetings for clubs.

You can never really know what you like or dislike until you do it. I found many things interesting through the theory, but I discovered what I loved through the practice.
I have always been very shy, but since I came to WPI I’ve become much more outspoken and outwardly friendly. To me, that is just as important as what I’ve learned in class.
The WPI community is large enough that you can continue to make new friends, but small enough that everyone has a sense of familiarity. We are all so different, and yet you can see a potential friend wherever you look.