What has your Saint Michael's experience,
particularly your experience as a biology major, been like?
My experience as a Biology major at Saint
Michael�s College has been both challenging and enjoyable. The
professors expose students to a wealth of scientific facts and
theories through lecture, discussion, and laboratory formats. I feel
as though I have learned a lot of important information here, but I
was forced to apply this information in new and practical manners. I
consider this to be the root of a strong biological education, and
it will provide me with the necessary skills in order to pursue a
successful future in the scientific community.
What additional activities did you pursue
related to the biology major?
As a student in Genetics, I became very
interested in a phenomenon known as Transcription Associated
Mutation (TAM). Due to the intimate classroom setting provided by
Saint Michael�s College, I was able to pursue my interest and
conduct laboratory research with Professor Lippert and a fellow
student, Samantha Hidy. This research has provided me with the
experience of applying all of my knowledge gained at Saint Michael�s
College collectively, in order to further my understanding and to
produce a finished product.
What are your post-graduate plans?
I am currently studying for the MCAT, which I
plan to take in July. I hope to be enrolled in a Medical School for
2011. Until then, I will be working as an orderly at Holyoke Medical
Center, close to my home in Massachusetts.