My name is Stefanie Ucles and I am from Ocean Township, New Jersey. I attended Ocean Township High School. At OTHS, I learned how much I loved biology during my sophomore year biology class, which was taught by one of the greatest teachers I have had all my life. My time so far in the Gateway to Graduate School in Biology program here at TCNJ has been great! I have realized even more how much I love biology and how much I want to make it a part of my future. I have had some great experiences so far, like during my first mini-rotation when I got to go into the field site for Dr. Butler's lab. I look forward to rest of my mini-rotations and meeting more professors and students in this program.