A Postcard From: Ruth McLeod ’19

20150108_214632Name: Ruth McLeod

Year: 2019

Major: Undecided

What’s happening? We’d love to hear how your internship is going!

I am doing mitochondrial research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. I am currently working on a project with two other colleagues where we are using code to match two research data sets together. The IDs of the two data sets are different but they are about the same thing. Our goal is to write a program in python that matches the two data sets using patterns in the data as a guide. This opportunity is truly exciting and amazing.

How I heard about my internship: I heard about this research opportunity at a talk that graduate students of the University of Pennsylvania had at Bryn Mawr in the year. They were talking about their research and their journey into grad school. It sounded interesting.

Why I applied for my internship: I applied for my internship because I wanted to experience what it was like to do research. This is my first research opportunity and it is incredible that I got to do it at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with such amazing people. This opportunity was one that one lives for. I could not have had a better fit.