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Liz (Stone) Hill ’73, occupation: Retired Legislative Analyst, State of California; HumBio area of study: City Planning

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I will never forget the standing ovations for Dr. Pittendrigh's first two lectures or Don Kennedy demonstrating how frogs jump on his hands and knees in Cubberley Auditorium. As part of the inaugural class of Hum Bio, we worked with the senior faculty to work out a few kinks in the program. Initially the entire grade in each course depended solely on the final! Talk about pressure. We pleaded to also have a midterm and the faculty agreed--whew! The faculty were very open and approachable and I particularly enjoyed serving as a student advisor in those early days. The perspective I gained in the program as a result of the integration of biology and the behavioral sciences greatly influenced my career in public service.