A Day in the Life of Gerstner Sloan Kettering Student Stella Paffenholz – On a Hike

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"In my view, grad school can be compared to a challenging hike," says Stella. "The way up can be very strenuous — experiments fail along the way and sometimes you have to take a detour around unforeseen obstacles — but once you've made it to the top and enjoy the view — once you've generated interesting data and you're the only person in the world to know bout this cool new finding — it is the most rewarding experience that one can imagine."