Lazarena Lazarova '21


Major: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
College: Rockefeller
International Experience: Panama Tropical Field Program, STRI
Location: Gamboa, Panama

I am a senior from New Jersey doing my senior thesis on canid evolution and admixture in the amazing vonHoldt Lab. To make the most out of Princeton, I decided to spend my spring semester of junior year abroad, and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made! The program allowed me to gain first-hand experience of real-time field work, speak with some of the most brilliant researchers in the world, understand how I can conduct my own research, and become closer with peers and faculty in my department. Though my semester in Panama was cut short, I am very grateful for the time I spent with STRI and would encourage anyone able to study abroad to do so.


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