Alumni Spotlight Ellese Carmona is now tackling Harvard Medical School coursework in her pursuit of a Ph.D. in Biological and Biomedical Sciences!

Full Name: Ellese Marie Carmona

Year of Graduation: 2012

Major: B.S. Microbiology

A brief description about what you’ve done since graduation:

5 years into Ph. D. Program (Biological & Biomedical Sciences) at Harvard Medical School.

Your words of advice or encouragement for graduates:

Congratulations to you all on the successful attainment of your baccalaureate degrees from San Diego State University!

Although it has been nearly five years since my graduation, I still remember it was a time of great excitement and nervousness as I prepared to move on to the next step of my life, emotions I am sure many of you are feeling now. While a little nervousness is to be expected, do not fear too much; SDSU has prepared you for many of the obstacles you may face out in the real world. Instead, enjoy the remaining time you have here and reflect on how much you have grown since first entering SDSU!