"As a student in the CBB program and the Integrated Graduate Program in Physical and Engineering Biology (PEB), I have seen firsthand the interdisciplinary opportunities available at Yale. I've noticed that even if students come in thinking they have a pretty good idea of what they want to do, a lot of them tend to expand their scope of intellectual pursuit and rethink their initial goals. I think that's only natural given how much more informed we become as we make it through our first year. What I really appreciate about my program, and BBS in general, is that we have plenty of opportunities and encouragement to explore different areas of interest regardless of our level of understanding in a particular field. As someone who started off with a lot of uncertainty, I now have a much better sense of what I want as my long term goal."