Judit Marsillach has always been drawn to research that improves people’s well-being. But a lucky choice of college roommates led her to the field of environmental health.
As an undergraduate at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Marsillach majored in biochemistry, gravitating toward projects with a direct impact on health. Meanwhile, she was inspired by hearing her roommates, environmental health majors, talking about their work.
“We always joked that I had half of the degree already, just from listening to them,” she said.