Genevieve Murdoch is a junior from Bradenton, Florida and is currently in the process of completing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. In addition to her involvement with UROP, as a student and a leader, Genevieve also serves as the activities director for Medical Brigades and is a member of the advisory council board for Project Annie. A fun fact about Genevieve is that she holds dual citizenship in the United States and Canada!
During her time as a UROP student, Genevieve worked on a social medicine project conducted at the FSU College of Medicine. While on the project, she studied how interpersonal conscientiousness within elderly couples relates to their cognitive health and risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life. Her favorite part of UROP as a student was being able to expand her knowledge outside of her major and create new relationships with her fellow students, leaders, and mentors that she interacted with while in the program.
When asked about how her UROP experience has impacted her and her professional goals, Genevieve said this:
“I have learned that becoming involved with research provides you with important skills that are transferable to other professions. The skills you learn during your time conducting research truly go beyond the lab. As a research assistant, you learn to become more responsible, hardworking, and diligent. Most importantly, I felt as if the research I conducted helped push me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to grow as a person. Becoming involved in research has also helped me further myself in my professional goals by allowing me to network with other professionals and gain the experience of working as a research assistant in a lab. UROP has truly broadened my perspective since arriving at Florida State.”
When asked about what advice she would give to students interested in getting involved with research, Genevieve said:
“I want to let any student who is even a little bit curious about the UROP program here at Florida State know that it is a great opportunity to become more involved with the school, meet professionals within your area of interest, and gain hands-on experience by working in the field. I believe that any kind of research you involve yourself in will provide you with so much more than expected and I recommend reaching outside of your comfort zone such as I did.”
Thank you for your dedication to UROP and our students, Genevieve!