Nicole Bender '14


Nicole Bender (class of 2014) graduated with a degree in applied mathematics (completing the biology track). Upon graduation, she entered the PhD program in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University and her dissertation project will focus on monitoring the return of an endemic song bird of South Georgia (a sub-Antarctic island) following a rat and reindeer eradication.  She hopes to one day become a professor at a liberal arts college so that she can encourage young students to become involved and interested in conducting research.