Hometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Study Abroad: Budapest
Best Adjective to Describe You: Trying-My-Best
In 20 words or less, what is the best thing about being part of this department?
You get to study science using a lot of different perspectives.
What is your advice to first years and sophomores about getting connected to this department?
Be sure to talk to upperclassmen and professors. Ask Dr. Dave to see his 3D models. He never stops talking about them.
What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned at K?
Promoting diversity allows for unique perspectives and a more affirming environment when trying to solve problems. This is necessary for any type of advancement.
What has been your favorite class at K? Why?
Biological Physics with Dr. Dave because it focuses on personal and academic growth as opposed to test scores.
How have you taken advantage of the open curriculum or experienced breadth in your education?
I have to take advanced classes in chemistry, biology, math and physics. I have been able to accomplish this in addition to taking fun humanities classes.
What experiential education opportunities have you participated in?
I was able to lead Food Recovery Network, a volunteer organization on campus. I was a 2018 Peer Leader and have done Summer Research.
What are your career aspirations/next steps after K?
I would like to pursue an MD PhD or PhD in biophysics.