GSO Teaching Fellow: Elliot Sommer

Meet Elliot Sommer, a graduate student orientation (GSO) teaching fellow and biological science doctoral student studying integrative physiology and neurobiology. Read on to learn more about his favorite places in Kent, what he enjoys doing in his free time and what advice he has for incoming graduate students.

GSO Teaching Fellow Elliot Sommer

Where is your hometown?

Hudson, Ohio

Why did you decide to come to Kent State?

I came to Kent State as an undergraduate student, following multiple family members and after receiving scholarships. I decided to stay for graduate school because I had such a positive undergraduate experience. Additionally, there was an advisor who I wanted to work with in graduate school.

What is your favorite place in Kent?

Taco Tantos

What advice do you have for new graduate students?

Be sure to make time for yourself and take care of yourself throughout your degree program. You are the only you.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I like to work out, play music and spend time with my wife and dogs at home.