Morgan McCullough

Postbaccalaureate Fellow, National Institutes of Health

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Find mentors that are already women in STEM.

WHAT DO YOU DO?

Through my work in a research lab, I aim to further the understanding of how airborne fungi cause asthma and lung inflammation.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?

Asthma is a disease that affects many. It is a large public health threat, so any new discoveries made in the field have the potential to improve the health of many individuals.

WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT & THINK, "I WISH YOUNGER ME WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS POSSIBLE?"

Getting published in a medical journal. When I was in college, I would read scientific studies and think that earning a place among the authors was so far out of my reach. I know now just how possible it is and cannot wait to make more contributions to the body of scientific knowledge.

WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?

I look forward to being met with new challenges each day. Scientists must constantly use their critical thinking and problem-solving skills to make discoveries. Even when you are an expert in a field, there is always something new to learn.

BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?

Find mentors that are already women in STEM. I was lucky enough to be surrounded by successful women working in STEM from a young age, so I was confident in my ability to pursue a career in science. If they could do it, why not me too?

INSPO / FUN FACT

"Every woman's success should be an inspiration to another. We're strongest when we cheer each other on." -Serena Williams

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