Angelina Tryon MS '18

Angelina is originally from Toronto, Ontario. She graduated from McMaster University in 2015 with a degree in Honours Biology. As an undergrad, Angelina shadowed at a pediatric genetics clinic and assisted with a newborn screening project. She also served as a campus tour guide, a Welcome Week representative, and a volunteer assistant at a neuromuscular research lab. In her year off, Angelina volunteered at a crisis line and an adult and cancer genetics clinics. In her spare time, she enjoys live music, hiking, and exploring all that New York has to offer. She is super excited to be apart of the Sarah Lawrence program and can't wait to become a practicing genetic counselor!

How would you describe the graduate student community at Sarah Lawrence?

The graduate student community at Sarah Lawrence is pretty awesome. The Graduate Student Senate throws the most amazing mixers for graduate students (yay free food!). There are also plenty of job opportunities on campus for graduate students, which is a great way to make some extra money while you're in school.

What tips do you have for students beginning to interview for genetic counseling programs?

Remember that you are interviewing these schools as much as they are interviewing you. Take notes at the interview about what you like or dislike about each program and how the program structures differ. Where can you picture yourself living and going to school for the next 2 years? Lots to think about!

What was your favorite course so far?

My favorite graduate class so far is “Reproductive Genetics.” Emily Goldberg and Komal Bajaj are awesome instructors and give us the inside scoop about working in a prenatal genetics clinic. I enjoy hearing about real cases they have encountered and how these situations were approached and resolved from a genetic counseling perspective.