Lynnaun Johnson ’09
Majored in biology
Doctoral candidate, Northwestern
“My career goal is to complete my Ph.D. and continue my previous research I have done with plants and fungi,” Johnson says. “While at IC, I first encountered fungi as part of the Orchid Recovery Program. I worked with Dr. Lawrence Zettler and gained experience propagating the federally endangered Hawaiian orchid, Platanthera holochila, which has now been reintroduced to the islands.”
Like Lynnaun Johnson, Illinois College graduates consistently credit their
experiences in faculty-student research for their decisions to pursue
graduate degrees and in helping decide their career interests.