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Biology Major Says Faculty Are "So Invested in Our Dreams"

Amber Fearnley ’20, who participated in the University’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program and worked with the Lyme Disease Research Group, says her professors’ excitement and curiosity are contagious.

August 10, 2018

By Dave Cranshaw, Office of Marketing & Communications

Amber Fearnley ’20
Biology Major Amber Fearnley ’20

Amber Fearnley ’20 says it was the importance the University of New Haven places on internships and the hands-on learning opportunities created by the professors that cemented her decision to become a Charger.

"I feel nothing can get in between my goals and the path to get to them at the University of New Haven," she said.

During her first two years, she has participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program and has gotten involved with the Lyme Disease Research Group.

It is the passion of her professors that has made the biggest difference.

"They are all so invested in our dreams and ambitions, they want us to succeed, and they are extremely supportive," she said.

"Many of my best memories are of the excitement my professors showed for their subjects. That has always left an impact and showed me how important happiness and curiosity is for what you’re doing." Amber Fearnley ’20

Her interest in animals and the environment fueled her interest in studying biology.

"I want to work in a field that will do good for the community and the environment we live in," she said. "Whether that’s healthcare, working in a lab, or testing compounds, my only desire is to make a positive impact in the world I live in.

"Being a student here has showed me how much you can do for others and for your community," Fearnley continued. "Success can be achieved in so many ways, and you can help so many in the process."