Hometown: Okemos, MI
Major: Biology (Pre-Veterinarian)
Why did you choose SJC?
Being a transfer student, I noticed that SJC’s campus is much more unified and traditional when compared to my previous college.
What are your plans for the future?
I plan to finish my degree at SJC, and then further my education by going to veterinary school, hopefully at Purdue University. After professional school, I hope to open my own practice, complete with a pet spa/grooming. Animals need pampering too!
How do you feel about the Core Program?
Upon entering the Core Program, I was rather unsure of how it worked. However, having completed my first semester with a Core class, I actually preferred it to “normal general education.” I like how the classes are based upon the lecture of the week followed by class discussions. This format allows students to express their opinions and forces us to think.
I feel that the Core Program has helped me in my other classes and vice-versa because they both offer different perspectives/approaches to the material at hand. And it is these differences that I believe will help me after graduation.
Stephanie (right) did a research project with Katherine Nguyen (left) for the 10th Annual Undergraduate Colloquium in 2013:
"A Study of Energy Efficiency of the Home"
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