What has your
Saint Michael's experience been like, particularly your experience
as a biology major?
My experience at Saint Michaelís has been awesome! From an academic
perspective, I have really enjoyed the liberal arts aspect because
it has encouraged me to look outside my immediate interests. Many of the
liberal studies requirements
offer a refreshing change from oneís major courses, and ultimately
produce a more well-rounded student. In regards to my major, the
biology program has been great. The faculty emphasizes the
integration of textbook learning with real-world application, and
students have the opportunity to explore these concepts within many
different topics of biology. From a personal perspective, I found my
biology professors and advisor to be extremely helpful and
supportive throughout the dental school application and interview
Socially, the location of Saint Mikeís has been unbeatable. From
skiing at Smugglers' Notch to shopping/eating on Church Street in
Burlington, there is always something to do!
What additional activities did you pursue related to the Biology
Throughout college I have spent my vacations working at an
orthodontic office in my hometown; I have not been involved with any
formal scientific research like many biology majors choose to do
over the summer. However, the lab components of many upper level
science courses have familiarized me with the basic thought process.
I have had many opportunities to form questions and hypotheses,
organize my own experiments, and evaluate and interpret results. In
addition, working as an organic chemistry teaching assistant has
allowed me to help other students with these types of projects.
What are your post-graduate plans?
In August, I will be moving to Pittsburgh, PA to attend the
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. It is a four-year program to receive a DMD.
Dental school is something Iíve been working towards for many years,
and although my time at Saint Mikeís has been wonderful, I am
excited to start a new chapter in my academic life! I know that I
have a lot of hard work ahead of me, but I am confident that Saint Mikeís has prepared me well.