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August 18, 2016

PIPA student profiled in Brown University’s “News from Brown”

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Cast the hydrocast! Peter Baek and First Assistant Scientist Kelsey Lane work to deploy a hydrocast to obtain water samples from various ocean depths. (Left to Right: Baek, Lane, and shipmates Victoria Dickey and Ben Weinberg).

SEA Semester in the News
In summer at sea, adventurous student continues a personal academic journey
By David Orenstein

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Peter Baek traces his inspiration as a scientist, pre-med student and explorer to a beloved movie.

“Ever since watching ‘Finding Nemo’ with my grandpa and dad, our love for fish and the ocean blossomed as every shelf around the house became occupied with aquariums,” said Baek, a rising sophomore at Brown University. “My fascination with fish ultimately led to my interest in science as I continued to get deeper into the water chemistry and biology of fish keeping. The passing of my grandpa from laryngeal cancer, however, transformed my interest of science to something deeper — the desire to pursue a career in oncology in dedication to my grandpa.”

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