Jenna Buckleitner

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Jenna Buckleitner
2017
Major(s): 
Biology

Hello! My name is Jenna Buckleitner, and I am a senior biology major at SLU. On campus I work both in SLU EMS and in the athletic training room, and am the keyboard player for SLU Funk. I also live in the Green House (the low-impact living theme house), and am passionate about learning better ways to live sustainably. This past semester I explored that passion by studying abroad in Denmark, one of the most eco-friendly (and happy) places in the world. There I found myself learning about culture, language, and how to live ‘hyggeligt’ (or cozy) in addition to new ways to live sustainably. Thanks to the help from my wonderful professors, Drs. Joseph Erlichman, Karin Heckman and Bill DeCoteau, I have been able to do research on material that has the potential to alleviate the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. This past summer I completed a fellowship studying a model of MS in mice, and I’m thrilled to be able to continue to do this research for my SYE in the fall and spring. I’m so grateful for the valuable experiences I have gained at SLU and for the opportunities I have had to dig deep into the study of biology.