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Gabriella
Gallo

Cohort 1

Hometown: Davie, FL

Major: Environmental Health Sciences, with minors in Biology and Medical Anthropology

Research Interest:



The cohort and the personalized advising by the CSS staff made me excited about a personalized Carolina experience.




Graduate/Professional School:

UNC Adams School of Dentistry (DDS)


WHAT DREW YOU TO THE CSS PROGRAM?

The cohort and the personalized advising by the CSS staff made me excited about a personalized Carolina experience.


WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE CSS EXPERIENCE OR MEMORY?

Weirdly enough, my favorite memories were made in during Summer Bridge before we even started in the Fall. I had really hard time when my family dropped me off in Chapel Hill, and knowing I had my cohort to lean on during this time was very comforting.


HOW HAS CSS SHAPED YOUR CAREER GOALS?

The CSS program exposed me to a lot of different paths within the STEM field, which helped me to understand what I did and did not enjoy doing.


WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY RESEARCH INTEREST?

I had two research experiences at UNC: in the Department of Neurology with Dr. William D. Snider (Aug 2015-Dec 2016) and the Department of Environmental Sciences & Engineering with Dr. Rebecca Fry (Undergraduate to Graduate: Aug 2016-May 2018).


AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Honors Carolina
  • Richard S. Reynolds Honors Study Abroad Scholarship
  • 2018 Environmental Sciences Achievement Award