Plant Biology Doctoral Student Oscar Vargas
"I am an international student from Colombia pursuing a career as a botanist. I am currently enrolled in the PhD Plant Biology program at UT. My main interest is the evolution of plants in the Andes in South America. Being a mentor for the Intellectual Entrepreneurship Pre Grad Internship program (IE) has been really valuable. As a graduate student I look forward to having my own research team in the future. Therefore, it is very important for me to get some experience as an advisor. Thanks to the IE program I obtained firsthand knowledge about being a mentor while still in grad school. I learned a lot from this experience professionally and was able to build a good working relationship with my intern, who assisted my research and contributed intellectually to the project. Thank you so much for this program!"