Bachochin Named YSU STEM Intern of the Year

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University’s College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics this week named Samantha Bachochin Intern of the Year.

Bachochin, a junior from Youngstown, is pursuing a double major in biology with a premedical focus and forensic sciences complemented by two minor fields of study in chemistry and public health.

During the summer, Bachochin interned at the Mahoning County coroner’s office, where she gained experience in postmortem examinations, crime scene investigations, documentation and other aspects of the field.

At YSU, Bachochin has served as an undergraduate research assistant in the microbiology research laboratory under the guidance of Chet Cooper, professor of chemical and biological sciences. Her contributions have been evident in the Sars-CoV-2 Wastewater Project.

Additionally, Bachochin is an active participant in the Sokolov Honors College and volunteers weekly at Akron Children’s Beeghly Campus.

Upon completing her undergraduate studies, Bachochin plans to pursue a medical degree with the goal of specializing in forensic pathology.

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