Alex Boomgarden wins 2023 Notre Dame Graduate School Shaheen 3MT®
Alex Boomgarden, a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate from the Department of Biological Sciences, won the University of Notre Dame’s 2023 Shaheen Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®) on Wednesday, March 1. The event — jointly sponsored by the Graduate School, the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development, and Graduate Student Government — was held on the stage of the Jordan Auditorium in the Mendoza College of Business.
Collaboration with Graduate School’s Office of Grants and Fellowships leads Ph.D. alumna to exciting and unexpected career path
Dr. Dasari learned firsthand the delicate dance of partnering with resources on campus, including the Graduate School’s Office of Grants and Fellowships. Through her many interactions with the office — first as a fellowship applicant and then later as a consultant to other students — she slowly began to see her interests shift, a journey that would eventually lead her to explore a new and unexpected career directly connected to the skills she had honed while working with the Grants and Fellowships team.