My name is Delaney Little. I am a first-year MLT student at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Upon completion of this program I plan to return to my hometown’s hospital laboratory and also begin working towards obtaining my MLS certification.
I’m Sara Hillyard and started my lab journey in phlebotomy getting my PBT in 2021. During that time I became curious what different pathways were available in the medical laboratory. I am currently employed at Quest Diagnostics in the microbiology department as an Medical laboratory associate. In the course of my job I am gaining experience processing, preparing, and testing patient specimens in a timely manner using current manual or automated methods. Concurrently I am working towards finishing my MLT degree through the University of Maine at Presque Isle. I am in my last semester and participating in my clinicals/practicum at Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital Laboratory. I have a love for the laboratory and the role it plays in diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of disease. I look forward to graduating in May 2023 and starting my career. Thank you for this financial support to help me achieve my goal of becoming an MLT.