ESP Biography

PAIGE LAUREN KIGHT, Future pharmacist with a marine bio obsession

Major: 5-7

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2026

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Paige Lauren is a freshman at MIT planning to major in 5-7 (chemistry and biology) on an (unofficial) pre-pharmacy track. She is from Paducah, Kentucky, and has spent the last several years dedicating much of her free time to fish, fish, and more fish. She loves all-things ocean as well as creative writing, reading, and plush collecting.

Past Classes

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S15333: Tetraodontiformes! in Splash 2022 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2022)
Molas and puffers and triggers, oh my! Tetraodontiformes are fish—specifically a group of 10 closely related families. They are very diverse, but nearly all families have non-traditional scales and “beaks” formed by fused jawbones. Come learn about the taxonomy and morphology of my favorite group of fish! This class will survey each of the 10 families of tetraodontiform fishes, comparing them to each other and other fish. Bonus topics for each family may include conservation, applications to other scientific fields, and cultural history.