(Note: the Vita should be double-spaced like the rest of your thesis)
Elizabeth Marie Smith Black was born in Dallas, Texas on April 23, 1985, the daughter of Marie Williams Smith and John Allen Smith.* After completing her work at Lamar High School, Houston, Texas in 2003, she entered Rice University in Houston, Texas. She received the degree of Bachelor of Arts with a major in biochemistry from Rice in May, 2007. For the next two years, she worked as a research technician in the Department of Cell Biology at Baylor College of Medicine. In August of 2009 she entered The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
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*Providing your parents' names, your birthplace and birthdate are optional -- you may want to keep this information confidential since your thesis will be available online