Cora Reynolds

Cora Reynolds

Undergraduate Research Assistant

I am an undergraduate student majoring in Biology. This is my first year in the lab, and I am excited to see what research has in store for me. My role is to assist graduate students with their research projects by collecting field data to analyze disease severity and incidence, maintaining plots, and helping out in the lab through activities like DNA extraction.

Purdue University, (West Lafayette, IN) May 2026, Bachelor of Science in Biology

Covington High School May 2022

Indiana Academic Honors Diploma
Indiana Technical Diploma

Biology: Diversity, Ecology, and Behavior Fall 2022
General Chemistry with a Biological focus Fall 2022
1st Year Biology Lab Fall 2022
Organic Chemistry and Laboratory Present
Biology: Development, Structure, and Function Present


2021, 2022
Shelton’s Fireworks - Cashier - (Covington, IN)
• Interacted with customers as a cashier and guided them toward specific products to increase sales
• Built displays and stocked shelves with precision and efficiency

2020, 2021
FFA Livestock Skillathon - Competitor - (Fisher, IN)
• Familiarized myself with a variety of information on different species and breeds of livestock in order to place within the top 20% of students who took Skillathon test

2019, 2020
FFA Vet Science Competition – Competitor - (Indianapolis, IN)
• Collaborated with three other FFA members as FFA Sentinel and competed at a state level Vet Science Competition resulting in 4th place both years

- Understanding of Wildlife rehabilitation techniques through raising injured wildlife near my home
- Exposure to Farm animal care and management by assisting local famers during calving, kidding, and farrowing seasons
- Experience working with Microsoft Office and Google.

Honors and Awards:
2022 - Valedictorian
2021, 2022 - Ray Derringer Tennis Award for sportsmanship
2010 – 2022 10 Year 4-H Member- Fountain County Indiana
2020- 2022 National Honor Society Vice President
2018- 2022 Student Council (Class representative)
2020-2022 FFA Sentinel