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Lily Coates with orchids
Lily intended to pursue biology at UC Davis, but quickly realized that it wasn’t for her. She’s going down a path of marketing and communications instead, to pursue a career in ag and food marketing. (David Slipher/UC Davis photo)

Science is in Her Genes

Coming from a family of scientists (my dad is a microbiologist and my mom is a biochemist), I’ve been exposed to all things science from a young age. I value the impact of science in everyday life.

Over the years, I’ve realized that one of the most important parts of science is communicating it to the public. Through my internship with the College of Biological Sciences I’ve been able to experience this process firsthand.

Something unique about me

I’m Irish-American. My siblings and I are the first generation of our family born in the United States, which also makes us dual citizens.

When I'm not studying, I...

Enjoy playing racquetball with friends and drinking coffee, tea, or boba. My hobbies include baking and stage lighting design.

Favorite book

Matilda. I loved reading Roald Dahl as a kid.

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