Name: Alexandra Matei
Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Key Bryn Mawr Experiences:
- Research in Dr. Malachowski’s lab
- Being part of the Peer Tutoring Program
- Organic Chemistry Lab Teaching Assistant
- Attending Conferences where I presented research conducted in the Malachowski lab (257th ACS National Meeting & Exposition and Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physical Sciences 2019 at University of Nebraska)
Hometown: Bucharest, Romania
People you want to thank: I want to thank all the professors in the BCMB Department and especially Dr. Malachowski for his patience, guidance and mentorship. I would also want to thank Dr. Watkins for encouraging me to take General Chemistry at the beginning of my first year – it was the push I needed at the time and the one step it took to fall in love with Chemistry and working in a lab.
What will you remember most about your time at Bryn Mawr? My time at Bryn Mawr was filled with wonderful experiences so there are many memories that will stay with me. I will definitely remember the amazing friends I made at Bryn Mawr and the sense of community everybody on campus gave me.
Words of wisdom for the Class of 2024: College is not easy, but all the experiences, friends and memories you will gather in those 4 years will make the stressful nights and endless assignments worthwhile. Your time at Bryn Mawr will pass by so quickly, so take advantage of every moment! Good luck and Anassa kata!