The Yale Biological Anthropology Laboratories (YBAL) recently hosted a student from New Haven’s Wilbur Cross High School (WCHS) as part of National Job Shadow Day. This day is celebrated each year in connection with Groundhog Day—the groundhog sees its shadow and students “shadow” jobs they’re interested in.
The goal of Job Shadow Day is for students to explore a career they want to learn more about, and maybe someday pursue. The event is targeted at 11th grade students, and the hope is that the experience will help to clarify their career interests, provide ideas for post-secondary education and training programs, and get them excited to finish high school.
This year, Ms. Jeanette Lopez learned about biological anthropology, as well as laboratory research and teaching efforts. Pictured: YBAL Director Gary P. Aronsen, YBAL Assistant Ryan McRae ’17, WCHS junior Jeanette Lopez, and Yale Reproductive Ecology Laboratory (YREL) Assistant Mariana Rocha ’19. Not Pictured: YBAL Assistant Brooke Luokkala ’18.