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Susan Scrivner earned a degree in biology from Reinhardt and is now working for the Cherokee County Water & Sewerage Authority.

From learning plant taxonomy to studying abroad in Ecuador, trapping pine snakes with Dr. Zach Felix to studying the Okefenokee Swamp, Susan Scrivner’ 15 encountered many unique experiences in her time at Reinhardt.

Scrivner did not know what she wanted to do upon completion of her degree and was not entirely aware that her current career even existed. She said the opportunities available to biology majors at Reinhardt could not have prepared her better.

Completing independent studies, work study and doing Adopt-a-Stream for fun showed her how to perform testing she now uses in her job on a daily basis.

“I have worked in two small commercial labs testing wastewater and am now a licensed wastewater lab analyst working for Cherokee County Water and Sewerage Authority,” said Scrivner.

Scrivner’s favorite part of her time at the University was the “small, close-knit atmosphere” that she believes would have been lacking from a larger university.

“There aren’t many schools where you can become good friends with your professors.”

Looking back on her experience, Scrivner suggests biology majors explore beyond the classroom.

“I would tell Reinhardt biology majors to make sure to get involved with activities outside of class like Beta Beta Beta, work study or whatever project your professors are working on, because those opportunities are fun and give you an idea of some of what you can do with your major.”