A Taste of the Chemistry World
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During my internship at Mount Holyoke College, granted by the Lynk Program, I immersed myself in an environment that further developed my chemical background. Working under the mentorship of Kyle Broaders, I explored chemical techniques and advanced my skills by operating analytical equipment in the laboratory. The synthesis of biodegradable polymers was a daunting task, but my efforts yielded results due to the dedicated time put into the research. These polymers have a wide range of applications, including materials for drug delivery, but one must learn various methods of synthesis in order to understand polymer properties. Organic chemistry is a very complex discipline but if true passion crosses paths with nature’s puzzles, then the pursuit of mastery can be witnessed like no other. The internship reinforced my goals of getting into a graduate program in organic chemistry. Moreover, this experience fortified my enthusiasm and independence as a young scientist.