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A self-described "horse-crazy kid" from Ijamsville, MD, Jennifer McCulley made a huge impact at Goucher, completing two science majors and participating in three sports at the intercollegiate level. Right now, she's earning a PhD in molecular cancer biology at Duke University.

Following her impressive academic and athletic career at Goucher, which included a double major in Chemistry and Biological Sciences, as well as key positions on the college's field hockey, track and field, and equestrian teams, McCulley moved on to Duke University in North Carolina.

She is currently working toward her PhD in molecular cancer biology, and entertaining the possibility of professorship in that field, building on the research experience she received through undergraduate summer programs at the University of Virginia and the National Cancer Institute. McCulley's success at Goucher also led to a $6,900 postgraduate scholarship from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Outside the lab, athletic activities continue to be a big part of McCulley's life after Goucher--with her broad sporting interests and talents, she's started training for triathlons.

“I’m really proud that I was able to complete a double major while also enjoying sports,” says McCulley. “And although I have really had a unique experience, it’s possible for anyone to get out of Goucher what they put into it.”

Jennifer McCulley