Kathure Mugambi is a senior undergraduate student in Molecular and Cellular Biology. She is also the undergraduate assistant for the IGB Lunchbox series.
Growing up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Kathure Mugambi wanted to be a marine biologist. Even when she was in kindergarten, she would tell everyone about her interest. “I’m not sure if I knew exactly what it was, but I thought it sounded cool,” Mugambi said. Her interest in science stayed with her throughout her life, which led her to join the MCB program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.