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Chelsea Mooser '00
Research Scientist and Teacher, focusing on breast cancer
Where did you grow up?
Laguna Beach, CA, New York, NY and Bar Harbor, Maine
Where do you live now?
Los Angeles, California
What was your senior project?
I conducted a study of neuronal migration in mouse embryogenesis.
Did you go to graduate school?
Yes, I have my PhD in Biological Chemistry from UCLA.
What's your current job?
I'm a research scientist and teacher focusing on breast cancer.
What do you want to make sure people know about COA?
Although I didn't have all the classes that the other graduate students had, and didn't know as many facts, the classes at COA demanded more than learning facts. I had to think and formulate my own opinions. I found the other students in graduate school hadn't seen anything like that. Looking back, it seemed like COA was more like a graduate school for undergraduates. The education I got at COA was more on the graduate school level--the seminars and classes at COA required us to present our work and be critical of what we read and heard -that was foreign to a lot of students who didn't attend COA.