Morgan Linneweh

How did you get started in research?

“Going into college, I had no idea what undergraduate research was. Frankly, I didn’t care either. I thought it was just one of those lines on college tours that would get you hooked and make you go to school there. I didn’t see research in my future, and I didn’t think twice about it.

Well, that’s until I thought twice about it. At the end of my first semester at Mizzou, I got an email from a professor that came and spoke in one of my classes. She mentioned that the essay I turned in caught her eye and that she could see me fitting in well in her research lab. It made me excited that she saw my genuine passion for speech pathology in just a short, 1-page essay. After a few emails back and forth, we met over zoom to discuss her lab and the opportunities it may present in the future. Just like the cheesy line on the campus tour, I was hooked, and I started in the lab the following semester.”