Senior Profile: Cooper Hostetler

Jade Enright, left, and Cooper Hostetler, right, have been together for five years. (Photo courtesy of Jade Enright).

What is your major and minor? What other academic programs were you a part of?

Biology major.

What are some of the jobs you held while at McDaniel?

Resident assistant, chemistry TA, biology tutor.

What organizations were you a part of at McDaniel? What positions did you hold?

Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society (treasurer and vice president), Senior Committee.

Have you enjoyed your time at McDaniel? If so, what did you enjoy the most?

I have absolutely enjoyed my time at McDaniel. I most enjoyed all the relationships I have been able to build and all the personal growth I have experienced.

Who do you think was/is your best mentor?

Dr. Huang, the man has changed my life.

Describe your favorite memory at McDaniel.

Academic: Getting the opportunity to do summer research in the Huang Lab. Non-academic: A pirate themed Halloween murder mystery party with our entire group of friends.

What are some of the challenges you encountered and how did you overcome them?

I faced many semesters of heavy workloads coupled with job responsibilities and often felt overwhelmed. I overcame this by taking time to unwind and relax, which included watching lots of Netflix with Jade [Enright, my girlfriend].

What are your plans for after graduation?

I am going to Washington University in St. Louis to pursue a Ph.D. in plant biology.

What would you tell yourself as a first-year student at McDaniel?

Have more fun; it goes by fast.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with the McDaniel community?

Thanks for a great four years!