By: Jessica Malisch, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

St. Mary’s College alumni Lauren Hall ‘19, Livia Shuller ‘19, and Melanie Kimball ‘19, along with their St. Mary’s Project (SMP) mentor, Jessica L. Malisch, assistant professor of physiology, were featured in an article in the September-October Newsletter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS).

The article by Kathy Brown, The Art of Mentoring, discusses the lack of gender parity in the sciences and the importance of strong female mentors for female students in STEM fields. Brown met Hall, Schuller, and Kimball when they presented their SMP research at the annual MOS conference on June 2019 and states in the article: “The three young women I spoke with were all from St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) and all had the same biology professor and research advisor – Dr. Jessica Malisch.

As they shared their future plans, I thought St. Mary’s and their professor must be doing something right.” 


David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...