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Nathan Bushue

I’m Nathan Bushue and I earned my bachelor’s in molecular biosciences at the University of Kansas in Overland Park.

I used to be a manager at a restaurant, but it didn’t satisfy my interest in science and I felt I was missing out on using my strengths.

After researching different career options, I realized I needed more knowledge and expertise to achieve my goals. Today, I’m a biohazard technician at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

I chose KU in Overland Park partly because of its convenient location, but I also knew I wanted a versatile degree. My degree has helped me be better at every job I’ve had since graduation. It’s opened many doors.

The molecular biosciences degree helps prepare you for a lot of different scientific fields. Professor Pendergrass at KU Edwards Campus focuses on helping you think like a scientist: learning to accept you could be wrong and embracing the excitement of finding something unexpected. He also teaches you to integrate everything you know and put it all together into a hypothesis. That’s what really prepares you for science.

As I grow, I realize more and more I love to help researchers. To me, researchers are the heart and soul of what drives the future of health care and makes our world a better place. My degree gave me the chance to be one of them and it put me in a position where I can help many of them do their jobs more safely.

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