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December 2018: Chemistry major to start work as a scientist

Natalie Boswell 

Major: Chemistry 

Hometown: Warner Robins, Georgia

Why did you pursue a degree in chemistry? I pursued chemistry because of the complexity of it and how such miniscule components compose of everyday objects from our soaps even to our own body. I found the material fascinating and wished to increase my understanding of chemistry further by earning the degree in this science. 

What do you enjoy most about this field of study? I enjoy being in the lab, specifically the research lab and being a part of making something for possible medical research in pharmaceuticals. I enjoyed the thought that I was a part of the process of making something that could grow into a very important thing.

What did you enjoy most about Georgia College?  I enjoyed the diverse opportunities Georgia College has to offer through clubs, intramurals and even study abroad programs. It provides an opportunity to make new friends, develop new skills and experience new and exciting areas while having fun. It is easy to get caught up in the stress from classes, however, GC is sure to provide areas in which students are still able to enjoy their undergraduate college career. 

Who is your favorite professor and why? My favorite professor is Dr. Okoth the professor of organic chemistry. Not only is he knowledgeable, but he is also able to make such a difficult subject understandable to his students, including entertaining with his many jokes. He also cares for his students and wishes for them to succeed no matter what they do, therefore, he is always available to answer any questions students have and help in any way possible. 

Where do you plan to work once you've graduated? I just accepted a job offer as a research and development scientist at Zschimmer & Schwarz, Inc. I am excited to be a part of the workforce implementing the skills developed through the chemistry department at Georgia College.

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