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Jeffrey Cline Hendrickson

Bachelor of Science, Microbiology


Briefly tell us about yourself (e.g. hometown, family, hobbies, favorite BYU courses, intended profession)

I grew up in Massachusetts and was part of a competitive rowing team. I always had an interest in the sciences, so I picked that as my major. I started in Medical Lab Science, then I was in Biochemistry during sophomore year, and then I switched into Microbiology for my final two years. I learned a lot and gained useful perspectives from jumping around between them. I'll probably get a master's degree in the future, but I'm going to work for a bit to figure out what type of career I want.

Who were your greatest supporters while earning this degree?

My parents, my favorite roommate from freshmen year, and my wife

What advice do you have for incoming freshmen at BYU?

Study abroads are great, and internships are useful... Get to know some of the faculty, especially the ones you feel like you "click" with (office hours, maybe work in their lab, etc.)... Also, just go to class. It makes exams so much easier if you've at least heard the content before.

How has your experience at BYU prepared you for the rest of your life?

It's given a great foundation for understanding the research that happens across the world.