“Ramapo College’s small class sizes and dedicated faculty granted me the opportunity to receive a great educational experience. I became well-versed in my field of study, challenged both inside and outside of the classroom, and was encouraged to continually grow as an individual. Working long hours in the lab, I experienced situations which fostered troubleshooting capabilities, project management skills and a plethora of laboratory techniques. Words cannot express my deep gratitude to the TAS faculty, and especially to my advisor, for preparing me for future endeavors in my field.” – Keimya Sadeghi ’15 graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology with a concentration in Chemistry. She was in the College Honors Program and served as an Honors Development Group Leader during her senior year. She was a member of the Golden Key International Honors and Sigma Xi Research societies. Her TAS research project, entitled “Precursor Effects of Glutamate on Frog Skeletal Muscle Contractility: Assessing the Early Signs of Motor Neuron Excitotoxicity,” explored the conditions related to the onset of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. She completed an internship at NovaBay Pharmaceuticals in Emeryville, California. Her career goals include working in disease and drug research, focusing primarily on global public health.