Tuesday, May 17, 2011
A Moment With Jennifer Maccarelli Barroll
Hi, My name is Jenny. I started this program because I wanted to help people. Specifically, I wanted to help combat mind deteriorating diseases and cancers. This academic program means so much to me and has given me a lot of knowledge, skills, opportunities and good changes.
In fact, I was hired as a laboratory mentor by Dr. Zimmerman. It was a very rewarding experience and it allowed me to give back to The City College of San Francisco Bridge to Biotechnology Program.
I just started interning at The United States Department of Agriculture in Albany, California. At this internship I conduct DNA extractions, PCR, Micro-preparation of Plasmid DNA and Gel Electrophoresis of plasmid DNA. I am learning so much and it is a very rewarding experience.
A year and half a go I had a small science vocabulary, now I am conducting important scientific experiments that could help create a better economy for The United States. Also, after this semester I will have completed The Biotechnology Laboratory Assistant Certificate Program.
In the future, I could see myself working for at a Research Laboratory, hospital, Food and Drug Safety Organization or a Biotechnology Company. I am still learning and I cannot wait to learn more with The City College of San Francisco Biotechnology Program.