Tell us a little about what you’ve been doing since graduating from E&H.
After graduating from E&H in 2016, I worked at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute in a HIV vaccine research lab. I recently joined a Ph.D. cohort at North Carolina State University in Comparative Biomedical Sciences. I plan on focusing on Infectious Disease Research.
What do you think was the most valuable aspect of your E&H education?
There were many valuable aspects of my education at E&H. I believe that my professors challenged me in a way that would bring out my ultimate potential. On a more personal note, I met so many people that have had a lasting impact on me.
What advice would you give to current students?
My advice to current students is to be open and willing to pursue the things that challenge you: take that upper level class that scares you, take on that extra research project, visit your professors often for advice. There are many opportunities to elevate your education that are outside of the typical class structure, and those opportunities are what define your undergraduate education.
While at E&H, I was a supplemental instructor, a peer mentor, spiritual life leadership, a Resident Advisor, and Blue Key Vice President.
There are many opportunities to elevate your education that are outside of the typical class structure, and those opportunities are what define your undergraduate education.