Who are you?
I am Cassie Delich, and I am a Biology Undergraduate Research Assistant/Lab Technician
Why did you become a scientist?
Science has always been my favorite subject, I have always wanted to learn more about how everything works. Biology is such an interesting field because you find out new information every day, that sometimes even changes your perspective on the world.
What are you interested in?
My main focuses are genetics and genomics. I hope to work in the human genetics field in the future.
What were your childhood dreams?
When I was younger I originally wanted to become a veterinarian because of my love for animals of all kinds. But after battling multiple health issues throughout middle school and high school, I knew that the health field was where I wanted to be so that I could help other people.
What are your aspirations for the future?
My dream job is to become a Genetic Counselor. I love talking to and helping people, and genetics is something I am extremely passionate about and interested in. It would be a job where half the time I will work with patients, and the other half being involved in genetic research. To me, this sounds like the best of both worlds.
Who or what inspires you?
This is a hard one, I pick little pieces of inspiration out of many of the people in my life. My sorority sisters have shown me that girls can really do anything they put their mind to, whether is it to become a doctor, architectural engineer, or a business owner. My teachers have shown me the importance of knowledge and helping others. But most importantly my parents inspire me to put the people who you love first in your life, because they are what make it worth living.
What do you like to do when you’re not doing research?
I love spending time with my friends and sorority sisters outside of school and work. When I really want to wind down and relax, I will open a book or pick up charcoal and draw.