I’ve always loved the outdoors. I came into VCU as a psych major, then I took an introductory biology class and after the first day I decided this is exactly what I want to do. A summer fellowship got me into wetlands research and I’ve never looked back. To find this level of nature research facilities and resources in an urban university is really unheard of, and it’s important to have. I’ve seen changes just in the short time I’ve been doing this. I’m working at a microbe level, but ultimately the issues at stake are huge – which has made clear that, ultimately, this isn’t remote theoretical research, it’s about real air and water quality. It’s about what we’re leaving behind.
– JOE MORINA (B.S.’13/H&S), CURRENT VCU LIFE SCIENCES STUDENT