A warm welcome to Courtney Long who joins the department as the new Laboratory and Classroom Services Technician. A recent graduate from Hope College, Courtney joins us with a B.A. in Biology and a minor in French. She is very excited to be working with the MCDB department. "I have always had a hard time choosing my favorite 'sphere' in biology, because I find it all interesting and fun," says Courtney. "This is a great job because I get to explore all the different labs as they study the different aspects of biology." If she had to pick a favorite topic in biology, Courtney says it would be animal behavior.

Besides biology, Courtney enjoys reading, writing, drawing, and practicing French. Her favorite shows include CSI, Law and Order, and anything on Animal Planet. On her lunch breaks, Courtney can be found writing some poetry, or sketching out a drawing of a Bluebird or other woodland creature.

Welcome, Courtney!