Katie Steider '12

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Hometown:
Cochranton, PA

Major(s): 
Cell/Molecular Biology, Spanish

Pre-Professional Programs:
Pre-Health

Involvement:
Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honor Society- President, Sigma Delta Pi National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, Resident Assistant, Lab Assistant for Microbiology, Emergency Department at Washington Hospital- Volunteer.

Experiences:
Vira I. Heinz Women in Global Leadership Program- Santiago, Dominican Republic; Medical Volunteer
Internship- Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Immunological research lab of Dr. Thomas Cherpes

Favorite Place on Campus:
Swanson because it’s a nice, quiet place to study and it’s right next to one of the coffee shops on campus.  When I don’t need to do a lot of intensive studying, I like the Ski Lodge because you can see a lot of your friends as they pass through.

Favorite Event on Campus:
Definitely the Street Fair.  There is always so much to do and it is a great way to unwind a little and have some fun before finals start.

Favorite Food on campus: 
Asiago Chicken Pasta or Greek Pasta

Advice to prospective students:
Go to as many campus events as possible- it’s a great way to meet people, network with professors, and try something new and fun.

Why I Chose W&J:
I really like being at a smaller college where I get to interact with my professors and ask questions and advice.  At W&J, I feel connected to many people in all sorts of positions on campus.  I don’t feel like just one of tens of thousands of students; I feel like an individual with my own niche in the W&J community and my own skills and inspirations to contribute to that community.