Claudia R. Maynard
Claudia Maynard, from Londonderry, New Hampshire, is a biotechnology major at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester (UNHM). She has achieved the dean’s list with highest honors for six consecutive semesters, is president of the Tribeta Biological Honor Society and of the Music Club, and expects to graduate in May 2019 with a bachelor of science degree. Claudia’s research was supported by grants from both the Manchester Undergraduate Project Support Committee and the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research. She was first introduced to this project through her mentor, Dr. Nicholas Mian, while she was his student. Personal experience with overcoming childhood anxiety led her to pursue a research position involving this subject outside the classroom setting. Claudia emphasizes the need for resilience in the research process and the need to develop the ability to translate scientific findings into digestible communication. Publishing in Inquiry was the perfect opportunity to culminate her research and showcase these skills while highlighting her findings. Claudia hopes to become a physician and believes that her publication experience in “translating” scientific information concisely to a broad audience will one day help her do the same for her patients, improving the care they receive.