Mason Domke


Emory University
Department of Biochemistry
Office: Rollins Research Center
4150 Rollins Research Center
AtlantaGA 30322


My name is Mason Domke, and I am currently a freshman at Emory University looking to possibly double major in Biology and Creative Writing. I am from a small town named Cosby in East Tennessee.

In high school, I was Class Vice President during my freshman year and class president every following year. The biggest portion of my time, however, was spent volunteering through Key Club, a nationwide service organization that emphasizes student involvement in volunteering and a multitude of humanitarian endeavors. Outside of academics, I was my school’s track and field team captain.

While I do not have previous research experience in a lab, I have worked extensively alongside labs while interning at various medical centers. During the gap year I took before arriving at Emory, I worked in a Pediatric Clinic in Colorado. This position taught me how vital teamwork is in every situation. In healthcare, there are many people that contribute to a patient’s outcome. Without everyone working together and communicating, patients are likely to experience insufficient care.

In my spare time, I typically find myself hiking. Living so close to the Great Smoky National Park in Tennessee caused me to go on hikes extremely often, and I have yet to get tired of it.

My motivation to work in a lab environment stems from how much I enjoying exploring what is still unknown. My future career goals remain fairly open. I want to gain as much experience as possible in various fields before I set my specific goals in stone. However, I know that I want my future career to definitely pertain to research.