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Rachael Allison LeBaron

Bachelor of Science, Microbiology


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

I am from Henderson, NV. I have incredible parents and I'm the middle child to two brothers. I enjoy spending time outdoors, cooking, reading, and spending time with family. I have loved taking Bacterial Pathogenesis, Virology, Immunology, and Parasitology here at BYU. These courses helped grow my knowledge of and fascination for the microbial world. I hope to pursue a career in research.

Who were your greatest supporters while earning this degree?

My parents, My spouse, My mentor Dr. Erickson, and my Phamily

What advice do you have for incoming freshmen at BYU?

Memes make friends.

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

It has taught me to work very hard, but to appreciate all the people who help me along the way.