Francesca Spinosi is from Englishtown, NJ. She graduated from Rutgers University in 2017 and majored in Genetics with a certificate in Genetic Counseling as part of the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. As an undergraduate, Francesca was the Vice President of the Association of Undergraduate Geneticists, Service Director of Omega Phi Alpha, and Vice President of Community Enrichment of the Rutgers University Panhellenic Council. She also served as a crisis counselor, as a mentor to Rutgers University students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and as a research assistant at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology in a C. elegans laboratory studying fertilization.
Why she chose Rutgers:
I chose Rutgers University because I felt as though the program was personally invested in each of the students, especially with the small class size. Having an understanding of the genetics department from my undergraduate experience, I knew that the faculty and resources available to students here are unparalleled. By being part of a new program, I wanted to leave an impact that would truly make a difference for students to come. I knew that studying at this institution would help me grow exponentially not only as a genetic counselor, but also as a person.