The graduate teaching assistant I’m interested in taught one of my introductory courses. She needed research assistants, so I decided to join her lab. From all this we became very close. Ever since the end of that semester, we talk nonstop. It’s been more than a year since I was in her class, but I am still an undergraduate. I am also applying to essentially the same graduate program she is in. We are not working with each other right now, but it is extremely likely we will work together again.

Would it be inappropriate to pursue this? The people in her lab know me. Would this make her look bad?

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