Lindsay Colgan

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University of Pittsburgh | Oakland

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Lindsay Colgan is a junior biological sciences major at the University of Pittsburgh with minors in both chemistry and secondary education. In addition, she is a research assistant in the biology department's disease ecology lab, helping further our understanding of the environment's impact on parasitism using guppies. Lindsay is considering careers in secondary science education or pursuing a graduate degree in the field of biological research. In her free time, she partakes in outdoor activities including hiking, biking, and camping. Born in Philadelphia, Lindsay moved to the town of West Grove where she grew up as the oldest of three. Before COVID, she worked as a swim instructor, sharing her love of water with the Pittsburgh community which led to her current position as co-president of the Panther Swim Club. She is excited to continue her pursuit of biology, expand her horizons, and better understand the complexity of the scientific field.