Hi, my name is Jackie Munis. I will be starting my junior year at Lower Merion High School this upcoming school year. My favorite subjects in school are biology and psychology. In school, I’m heavily involved in community service, and I’m an officer in my school’s buildOn chapter. I am also an officer in my school’s social justice club. Outside of school, I take a few dance classes, dabble in graphic design, and listen to a lot of music. In the future, I plan to pursue a career in research, specifically in neuroscience.
I applied to TRIP because I love biology, and I wanted to meet more people who share my passion for science. During the first couple of sessions, I started to test the effects on melatonin and constant darkness on flies, and I am excited to see the results of the experiment. I think it’s really interesting how similar flies are to humans, and how much we can learn from fly research. I have already learned so much, and I am very excited to see what the rest of this summer holds!