West Caldwell, New Jersey
Whether her degree takes her to teaching or on to a graduate school, Kaleigh Hussey-Tomich says she will always be grateful for the lesson learned at Birmingham-Southern College.
A native of West Caldwell, New Jersey, Hussey-Tomich says she feels very lucky to be part of the BSC Biology Department. “I have gotten to know so many different people,” she says. “And have been inspired by so many professors."
Hussey-Tomich's interest in drug resistance, the subject for her senior project, was sparked by time spent in biology labs. “Lab is a great way to not only get to know the professor on a one-to-one basis, but also to see what kind of research opportunities are out there,” she says.
In addition to her time spent working on her senior project, the study of drug resistance in yeast cells, Hussey-Tomich is also actively involved in a number of organizations on campus. She's a member of the BSC Honors Program and Beta Beta Beta (Biology Honors Society), and is also actively involved with the BSC Service Learning program as a project coordinator.