Diana Chin (CAS ’08)

Diana Chin, 2008

Out on Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary for some marine megafaunal research.

Because the BU Marine Program was transitioning into the Marine Science major around 2007, my classmates and I were the last students to major in Biology with Specialization in Marine Science. Although I imagine our experiences were slightly different than those of other classes, the two semesters I spent in the BU Marine Program were two of the best. The program strengthened my abilities to problem-solve and to quickly find information that I need, which conferred on me some major advantages when I began to search for a job.

After graduation, I spent several months as a technician in Jelle’s laboratory and took a part-time position with Inspirica, which is a private one-on-one tutoring and test-preparation firm. At the same time, I decided I wanted to see what else I could do with a science background and ended up at AMEC, an international consulting firm, as a human health and ecological risk assessor. Within a year, my technical supervisors switched companies and brought me with them to ARCADIS, another large international consulting firm.


UPDATE (fall 2013): Diana is now a PhD student at Stony Brook University, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences