Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
Double Major: Biology (Pre-Medical) and Chemistry
High School: Plymouth High School
Activities and Clubs: Cheerleading, Science Club, Sustainability Club, Columbian Players
How did you hear about SJC?
A family friend of mine graduated from SJC with the intention to become a doctor. We shared the same intention. She informed me of how wonderful the pre-medical program was at SJC. From the first day I stepped foot on this campus, I knew I was going to get my undergraduate degree from SJC. Now that I am here, I couldn't imagine attending another college/university.
Why did you choose SJC?
I came from a large high school of 7,000 students. I didn't want to be a number anymore, and I knew SJC would know ME. The relationship I have with my professors and peers is something I wouldn't have gained at a larger school.
What career plans do you have?
I plan to attend The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. They have specialized in training fellows in neonatology for more than 25 years. The majority of my clinical experiences will be gained at the National Naval Medical Center neonatal intensive care unit. The diversity I will gain from clinical and scholarly experiences will make me an all-around exceptional neonatologist.
How do you feel about the Core Program?
The Core Program has made me think outside the box and get out of my comfort zone. I enjoy Core. It is challenging because you are forced to think in a way you're not used to, but it makes you able to attack questions and scenarios better. My favorite thing about SJC, other than the small class sizes, is the Core Program. Being able to start my major without the general prerequisite classes gives me a head start.
Do you feel that the Core Program has helped you in your other classes?
Absolutely, Core has helped me not only in my writing but has made me think about concepts differently. I start to analyze things that I wouldn't have before the Core Program.
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