HOMETOWN:  Grand Rapids, Ohio
MAJOR: Molecular Biology; minor in ChemistryYoung man with light brown hair wearing glasses. He is smiling at the camera. Shades of green from leaves are blurry in the background.


I chose DC because I was interested in a small school that would offer more time with faculty and a more individualized approach to education, as well as scholarship opportunities.


I believe I've been successful at Defiance because I have chosen to capitalize on all of the travel, leadership, and research opportunities presented by the College. These experiences have allowed me to stand out in my field as I pursue my career in research.


I am joining the Genome, Cell, and Developmental Biology Ph.D. program at Indiana University in Bloomington as a fully funded Ph.D. candidate. I hope to have a career in research in genetics.

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At Defiance, you will be a doer. We excel at giving our students real-world experience - earlier and more often than at most colleges - and we invite you to make an impact locally and throughout the world. Many of our students are committed to service and strive to make a difference, both now and in the future. They are changing the world, one individual, one project, one community at a time.

We invite you to create your own distinctive pathway to success at Defiance. We invite you to become a difference-maker.

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