Colette Worcester Wins 2017 DAAD Study Scholarship

Colette Worcester graduated from Colorado State University in 2016 with a major in Biomedical Sciences and an interdisciplinary minor in Food Science/Safety.

She currently serves as an AmeriCorps member in Larimer County with CSU Extension and 4-H. As her service, she teaches elementary after-school programs in science, technology, engineering, and math. She enjoys being involved with the community and watching the kids develop a fascination with science.

During her undergraduate career, she worked in the research labs of Dr. Elizabeth Ryan and Dr. Santiago Di Pietro, studying microbiology and cell biology. Colette is excited to continue her studies and research as a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholar in Germany for a Master's program, where she will gain a deeper understanding of immunology from a molecular perspective.

She is especially interested in the intersection of the immune system and the digestive tract. After she completes her time in Germany, Colette plans on pursuing medical school with the hopes of studying gastroenterology and immunology