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Abigail Bender

Abigail Bender

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329 Whitmore Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-6578


Hi! My name is Abigail Bender and I am from Lodi, a small agricultural town in the valley of California. I graduated in May 2017 with my B.S.  in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Nevada, Reno. I have always had a passion for science and problem solving, which inspired me to pursue a Master’s degree in forensic science. I chose Penn State because of the strong, well-rounded education and the opportunity to work alongside extremely experienced faculty members. I also chose to attend Penn State because of the opportunity to experience a different environment and lifestyle than what I am used to on the West coast. In my free time, I enjoy watching re-runs of Chopped and Grey’s Anatomy. I also love the San Francisco Giants and anything related to baby goats.