Samone Schneider MS '18

Samone grew up in Vermont and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Psychology at Denison University in 2016. During her time at Denison, she was a SHARE (Sexual Harassment and Rape Education) advocate, worked with the SHARE hotline, presented at freshman orientation on behalf of SHARE, and volunteered at a preschool working with children with autism. She also worked as a private tutor and as a teaching assistant for classes in the Biology, Math, and Psychology departments. Her summers were spent interning at the genetics department at her local hospital as well as at Planned Parenthood. This is when Samone discovered her love of genetic counseling and decided to pursue a career in it.

What do you think is the biggest difference between your undergraduate and graduate experience?

The largest adjustment for me was having class once a week for three hours instead of three times a week for one hour each.

Is there anything you wish you’d known before beginning your graduate program?

I wish I had known how supportive and kind my professors were going to be. It would have saved me a lot of stress!

Outside of school, what has been your favorite experience in New York City?

Definitely seeing a Broadway play! It is amazing to live this close to the city, and I try to go into the city almost every weekend with my classmates.