Biochemistry alum Courtney Aceto (BS ’17) is headed to Johns Hopkins University this fall where she will continue her education by studying for her Masters in Biotechnology with a concentration is Biodefense and Infectious diseases. Courtney identified two aspects of her Stevenson education that prepared her for this step: “The career-driven curriculum at SU overly prepared me for the prerequisites for this program. I had more than enough credits in all required categories (biology, chemistry, and organic chemistry) including the labs. Without the experience that I gained during the capstone program, I wouldn’t have landed my current full time-job at Hopkins. Having this job also strengthened my application for this part-time [graduate] program geared toward working individuals.” Courtney hopes this advanced degree will allow her to expand her future career opportunities, maybe even lead her to an MD/PhD program down the road. Courtney pictured above at the SOS poster session and with faculty in the department at the Senior Awards event last spring. Congratulations, Courtney!