Senior Biology major, Ava Schein, secured a government contract position a month before graduation with the company JHT Incorporated. Through JHT Incorporated, she will be working as a Laboratory Technician for NOAA at the Cooperative Oxford Laboratory in Oxford, MD. The main project she will be focusing on there is creating daily forecasts of vibrio pathogens in the Chesapeake Bay using methods such as microbial DNA extraction and PCR/rtPCR. When asked what her favorite part of being at SU has been, Ava responded, “I love the tight-knit community, especially in the school of sciences. I feel like I have good relationships with almost all of the professors I’ve encountered over the years. These professional relationships are not only pivotal when looking for employment, but they really boosted my morale and determination to do well in my field. I really felt like they believed in me, and therefore I believed in myself.” Way to go Ava!