About MeHayley Powers, photo by KC Ho.: Hayley Powers

Thanks for visiting this page! I am Hayley Powers, a member of the class of 2016 at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse. My major is biology with a biomedical concentration, with a minor in chemistry. Post-college, I plan on attending medical school and eventually practicing diagnostic medicine or pediatric rheumatology. I grew up in the small suburb of Elm Grove, Wisconsin, about 15 minutes west of Milwaukee.

I have loved science since I can remember. Some of the best memories of my childhood come from playing in my backyard, running around in the green grass, surrounded by trees, and picking up Earthworms. Convallaria majalis caught my attention for this project. My mom has had Lily of the Valley in her garden since I can remember and its pure and simple beauty has always been mesmerizing to me. I hope that when looking through this page, some of that fascination is passed onto you. I found out so many new things about this organism and trust me, it's much more than just a beautiful and decorative flower. Plants are often thought of as boring and uninteresting , but after putting all this work into this page, plants have really become interesting to me.

It's a personal belief that we should never stop questioning. The moment we stop questioning, we stop learning. This page should not be the end of your inquisitiveness about Lily of the Valley, plants, or organisms for that matter. There is so much to explore out there, and it's waiting for YOU to go find it.  Keep questioning and be thirsty for more questions to arise, you owe it to yourself, and it's very much worth the adventure.

This project was done for the Organismal Biology course in Spring of 2013 at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse. All students enrolled in the course this semester had to complete a site on a venomous or poisonous organism. Pages from previous semesters with previous themes were also saved for your references! MultipleOrganisms is the site through which all of the web pages done by UW-L students are posted. There are A LOT of other wonderful and intriguing organisms, and much more to learn about life's complex diversity at MultipleOrganisms!

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If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to contact me at hayleypowers17@gmail.com.