Based on faculty and instructor nominations to the Undergraduate Studies Committee, the department chooses one undergraduate major to feature as our monthly Sociology Student Spotlight. This program recognizes the extraordinary achievements, accomplishments, and activities of our undergraduate students.
Joe admits he didn’t know much about Sociology before starting at UB and taking Sociology courses. He says “I find the content incredibly relevant to understanding life more fully and how to address the most complicated problems faced by people of all ages.” Joe has been a particularly active member of the department community, serving as a research assistant, a CAS ambassador, and an officer in the Sociology Club. This summer, Joe will attend the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association to present his research.
After graduation, Joe plans to travel and work before applying to graduate school. He says he’s particularly interested in learning more about “how social context affects biological mechanisms and gene expression.”