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“ The Promise Program has helped not only financially but also emotionally. By going to Mrs. King’s meeting session every week, I was able to feel better about myself. ”
- PSSP Student Fall 2014

Student Spotlight: Mikayla Terry

Mikayla Terry


Major: Microbiology

Hometown: Jackson, MS

What other clubs or organizations are you a part of?
Mortar Board Honor Society, The Jordan Lab
I am currently researching Mycobacterium ulcerans under the direction of Dr. Heather Jordan.

What do you enjoy most about being at MSU?
My favorite part of MSU is that I was able to become involved with undergraduate research. I have been able to put my knowledge in action working in the lab. I am never happier than I am when my experiments in the lab go correctly.

What is the most important advice that you would give students?
Get involved! There are so many clubs, groups, organizations, and research opportunities at State. You can definitely find somewhere to fit in and spend your free time.

Why should students go to SI?
SI can help you be a better student in all of your classes, not JUST your SI class. You can learn valuable study techniques that you can apply to classes your whole college career.

What are your future plans?
I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in the field of Infectious Diseases/Microbiology.