May 2020: Returning to Disney, but in a chemistry lab

May 2020: Returning to Disney, but in a chemistry lab

Kathryn Keegan
Kathryn Keegan

From: Grayson, Georgia

Major: Chemistry, biochemistry concentration

Extracurricular activities: Secretary, Gamma Beta Phi

What do you aspire to do once you graduate? I plan to work in a chemistry lab for a couple months before reapplying to do another Disney College program or a professional internship through Disney in a chemistry lab. This is my backup plan, because I was originally accepted to a second Disney College program that was cancelled due to COVID-19.

Why did you choose this profession? Science has been something I've grown up with, because my dad is a chemical engineer and my mother is a nurse practitioner. Chemistry was the science that I enjoyed most in high school. I would like to go back and work for Disney, because I loved the company and the people I worked with so much. 

How do you feel Georgia College prepared you for this profession? I think that the Chemistry Department here is absolutely amazing. My research here is the reason I moved onto the interview stage of a professional chemistry internship at Disney. 

Kathryn Keegan (far right) in Dr. Catrena Lisse's class.
Kathryn Keegan (far right) in Dr. Catrena Lisse's class.

What was your favorite class at GC and why?  The class I enjoyed the most was junior seminar for chemistry, because we all had to do a presentation of careers with a chemistry degree, but most of them had to do with a different field than just working in a chemistry lab.

What did you enjoy most about working for Disney? How the people I worked with treated me like family. 

How long were you a lab assistant? I have been a lab assistant for the past two semesters. 

What did you enjoy most about being a lab assistant?  I loved helping other students. 

What are your future education plans? I plan to eventually get an MBA.

I think that the Chemistry Department here is absolutely amazing. My research here is the reason I moved onto the interview stage of a professional chemistry internship at Disney.
– Kathryn Keegan