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Hello! My name is Alice Lau. I graduated from University of California, Davis on December 2018 with a BS in Biological Sciences. During my undergraduate career at UC Davis, I volunteered at the Yolo County Animal Shelter and I worked in a behavioral ecology lab that focuses on understanding the eco-evolutionary dynamics between the native black widow species and the invasive brown widow species. After graduating, I worked for one and a half years in Cepheid, a molecular diagnostics company that specializes in clinical testing to analyze pathogens, healthcare-associated infections, and genetic conditions. Through the One Health Approach of the MCM program, I am interested in incorporating my passion for conservation biology and ethology alongside my lab experience with infectious disease testing to help improve animal welfare on the individual level and species rehabilitation in the broader context. Outside of school, I enjoy drawing, reading, listening to music, exploring parks and museums, and swimming!