Julianne Shimer

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Julianne Shimer, a native of Westford, Massachusetts, is a senior nursing major in the Honors in Major Program. Due to the difficulty of balancing coursework requirements with a desire to study abroad during the academic year, Julianne decided to take action and teamed up with her professor, Dr. Carolyn Tobin, to pursue a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Abroad in Ireland. Julianne learned a lot about the research process, especially the technical aspects, and “had fun working with the research team and making global connections.” Having heard about Inquiry  through the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research, Julianne is excited to publish her research, and reports that the process has given her greater confidence in her writing abilities. Julianne looks forward to her future career as a nurse, and hopes to return to graduate school to become a nurse practitioner.