Hey team! My name is Maggie Ringler and I’m a genetic counseling graduate student at UNCG! I moved to North Carolina from Minneapolis, Minnesota where I attended the University of Minnesota – Go Gophers! While there, I studied genetics, cell biology, and development and minored in psychology. I also enjoyed being a part of the Dean’s Scholars community, a leadership program with an emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion. I had a strong interest in research and advocacy, so I started volunteering as an Aurora Center advocate, got involved in a maize genomics lab and later, due to the pandemic, a genetic counseling project! I first learned about genetic counseling in high school and knew immediately that it was the career I wanted to pursue because of the unique combination of communication skills and application of genetics. In my free time, I love attending sporting events (particularly football and hockey!) and watching comedy shows! Please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about GC applications or the UNCG program!